Agents with the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force arrested William Earl Moore on Monday night after they were informed that he planned to sell heroin at a local gas off of exit 100 on Interstate 20/59. According to Tuscaloosa Police spokesman, Sargent Brent Blankley, investigators approached him for questioning immediately after the transaction took place at around 9:00 p.m. Moore, 31, led police officers on a short foot chase before being caught and taken into custody. During the arrest, agents recovered 1.40 grams of heroin, $1,409 in cash, and $1,635 in counterfeit money.
William Earl Moore, of Birmingham, is currently being held at Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $190,000 bond for the following criminal charges: one count of attempted drug trafficking (heroin), five counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, and one count of obstruction of justice for using a false identity. He could face further possession of a forged instrument charges after the case is presented to a grand jury.
A Tuscaloosa Police Department press release noted that head bandages seen in William Moore’s mug shot are from a “preexisting medical condition” and that he had not been injured during the arrest.