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Drug suspect captured in motel room

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Wilson County deputies seized more than 2 pounds of marijuana along with crack cocaine, a handgun and ammunition and more than $2,800 in cash after arresting a wanted man at the Days Inn motel.
Wilson County deputies seized more than 2 pounds of marijuana along with crack cocaine, a handgun and ammunition and more than $2,800 in cash after arresting a wanted man at the Days Inn motel.
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Sheriff’s deputies say they caught a wanted man in a Wilson motel room with crack cocaine, more than 2 pounds of marijuana and more than $2,800 in cash.

Deputies had five arrest warrants for 38-year-old Alfred Lavoris Moody, whose last-known address is on Parkview Street in Wilson, but were unable to locate him until receiving a Thursday tip that he was staying at the Days Inn, according to Wanda Samuel, Wilson County Sheriff’s Office chief of staff.

Sheriff’s detectives learned that Moody had rented the room under a fake name, Samuel said. They staked out the motel and arrested Moody without incident when he left the room.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for the room where Moody had been staying and seized 22.8 grams of crack cocaine, 11 bags of marijuana weighing 1,056 grams (about 2.3 pounds), a Bersa Firestorm .380-caliber handgun and ammunition, digital scales and packaging material.

Moody was arrested on outstanding warrants charging him with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, maintaining a vehicle for the sale and delivery of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Following the search of his hotel room, Moody faces additional counts of possession of cocaine, maintaining a dwelling or place for keeping and selling controlled substances, possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Moody was booked into the Wilson County Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond and posted bail Thursday. He is scheduled to appear in court on the charges April 28.

Deputies credited the State Bureau of Investigation with assisting the sheriff’s office in Moody’s case.

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