BREAKING NEWS| Baltimore City Officer Arrested on Drug Charges
BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- Baltimore City Police announced the arrest of an officer Wednesday.
Interim Commissioner Tuggle briefed the media on the arrest of the officer, charged with drug trafficking in Baltimore County.
Officer Spencer Moore was arrested Tuesday night on drug charges. He is a 14-year-veteran of the police department.
Police say the charges stemmed from the distribution of prescription drugs.
Tuesday Baltimore County police officers were in the area of the 1600-block of Forrest Park Avenue, when they observed a man, later identified as Spencer Moore driving a silver Lexus. Officers say they saw Moore get out of the Lexus and walk up to a white Chevrolet pickup truck in the same parking lot. They say Moore handed an object to the driver of the pickup truck and then started to walk back to the Lexus.
Spencer Moore and the driver of the Chevrolet, identified as Keon Bennett were detained. Police say a search of the Lexus revealed three pill bottles containing over 100 Oxycodone pills. Two of the bottles inside the car did not have prescription labels attached. Officers located Marijuana on the driver of the pickup truck and Oxycodone pills inside the truck. Both Moore and Bennett were arrested at the scene.
Moore has been charged with possession with the intent to distribute a narcotic, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and obtaining a prescription by fraud. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections.
Keon Bennett has been charged with two counts of possession with the intent to distribute a narcotic, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of over 10 grams of Marijuana, and obtaining a prescription by fraud. He is being held on $50,000 bail at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections.
Baltimore Police worked in coordination with County officers during this investigation.
Interim Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle says, "I do want to say this type of activity is simply not going to be tolerated. Everyday men and women put this uniform on and they go out with a sense of pride and dignity as they execute their mission..."
Moore has been on suspension for several months for an unrelated incident.
He was on suspension with pay, that has since changed following his arrest last night according to police.
Moore is now suspended without pay.
He is currently being held without bail.