City of Takoma Park Police Department
● 7500 Maple Avenue ● Takoma Park, Md 20912
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Catherine Plevy, 301/891.7142 or 240/338.2901
September 30, 2010 (11:17 a.m.)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chief Ronald A. Ricucci from the Takoma Park Police Department announces the arrest of Corey Antonio Moore, 35, of Washington, D.C., (also residing in Takoma Park, Maryland) for
Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) Cocaine
Possession with the intent to distribute CDS Cocaine
Possession of CDS Phencyclidine (PCP)
Possession with the intent to distribute CDS Phencyclidine (PCP) within 1000 feet of a school
Possession with the intent to distribute large amount of CDS Phencyclidine (PCP) – over 16 oz
Possession of CDS Marijuana
Possession of CDS paraphernalia (subsequent offender)
Possession of a firearm during drug trafficking crime
Possession of a firearm by prohibited person
On September 25, 2010, at approximately 5:18 p.m., Takoma Park Police were on routine patrol in the 100 block of Sherman Avenue, when an officer noticed Moore walking with what appeared to be a bottle of alcohol in his hand. When the officer attempted to speak to Moore, Moore fled on foot down Sherman Avenue towards Maple Avenue. As he was running, he threw the bottle at the officer. Moore ran to a dumpster area in a parking lot in the 7600 block of Maple Avenue and threw a package into the dumpster and continued to flee. The officer continued a foot pursuit of Moore which led to a fenced-in construction site in the 7600 block of Maple Avenue. Moore continued to flee and refused to comply with orders by the police officer to stop. Back up officers arrived. They caught up to Moore and were able to finally bring him into custody.
Officers returned to the dumpster to retrieve the package that Moore had thrown in while fleeing. A witness who saw Moore throw the package into the dumpster stayed at the dump site until officers arrived. Officers retrieved the package which held 544.3 grams/1.2 pounds of Cocaine, a street value of $50,000.
Moore’s vehicle was recovered in the 100 block of Sherman Avenue and towed to Public Works pending a search warrant and seizure of the vehicle.
A Circuit Court search and seizure warrant was obtained based on the Cocaine arrest of September 25th. We obtained two additional search warrants for Moore’s vehicles, which were searched. Based upon the search warrant service, located in the home was over $41,000 in U.S. currency. Also located was a gallon (128) grams of liquid Phencyclidine (PCP), valued at approximately $77,000. There were also two handguns recovered; a Desert Eagle 44 caliber and the other a .38 Special revolver, which was loaded. The residence also yielded a small amount of Marijuana and paraphernalia, to include a scale that looked like a regular music CD case.
Moore is being held at the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit on a no bond status.
Chief Ricucci calls this seizure one of the largest in Takoma Park history. This is a significant arrest and the investigation continues.