Two arrested on drug, weapons charges

Michael Sanders and Kayla Moore
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By: Amy Robinson | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 14, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A traffic stop in Tallahassee on Monday night led to the arrests of two suspects on various drug and weapons charges.

The Tallahassee Police Department says a patrol officer was working on Midyette Drive in the area of Old Saint Augustine Road around 10:45 p.m. when they spotted a car with blue lights emitting from underneath it.

Because Florida law only allows law enforcement patrol vehicles to use blue lights, the officer conducted a traffic stop.

Police say the driver of the vehicle, identified as 30-year-old Michael Sanders, was knowingly driving with a suspended license.

Based on the officer's observations during the stop, a K-9 officer was brought in to perform a narcotics sniff of the exterior of the car.

The K-9 positively alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle and the remaining two passengers were removed from the car and detained in handcuffs.

Police conducted a search of the front seat passenger, later identified as 26-year-old Kayla Moore, and found 24 grams of methamphetamine in her pockets.

During a search of the vehicle, officers located a stolen gun in Moore’s purse and items associated with drug dealing in various locations within the interior of the car.

The gun, drugs and paraphernalia were seized as evidence and impounded at TPD.

Police say the other passenger was interviewed by officers, found to have no infractions and was released from custody.

Sanders was arrested on charges of possession of narcotic equipment, possession of methamphetamine and driving with a suspended license.

Moore was arrested on charges of trafficking methamphetamine, carrying a concealed weapon without a license, grand theft of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of narcotic equipment.

Both suspects were booked into the Leon County Detention Facility.

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