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TPD traffic stop leads to drug trafficking arrest

TPD traffic stop results in drug trafficking arrest
Posted at 11:30 AM, Nov 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-14 06:52:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Two people were arrested for drugs after a traffic stop in Tallahassee.

The Tallahassee Police Department says the stop happened on Midyette Drive in the area of Old St. Augustine Road and led to the arrests of the driver, Michael A. Sanders, 30, and a passenger, Kayla N. Moore, 26.

A TPD patrol officer conducted the stop about 10:45 p.m. Monday after spotting blue lights emitting from under the car. Florida Statute only allows law enforcement officers to utilize blue lights on their patrol cars.

TPD notes the driver, Sanders, was knowingly driving with a suspended license. 

Based on the initial observations, the officer had a K-9 sniff for drugs around the outside of the car. The K-9 positively alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle and Sanders and Moore were removed from the car and handcuffed.

While searching Moore, search they found 24 grams of methamphetamine in her pockets.

Officers also found a stolen gun in Moore’s purse and items associated with drug dealing in within the interior of the car. The gun, drugs and paraphernalia were seized as evidence and impounded at TPD.

Sanders and Moore were arrested and transported to the Leon County Receiving Facility for processing.

A third passenger was interviewed by officers, but had no infractions and was released from custody.

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