Marijuana, Heroin Discovered During Traffic Stop
By Mike Perleberg
(Aurora, Ind.) – A Milan man was caught allegedly transporting heroin and marijuana through Dearborn County with plans to deal the drugs.
Dylan V. Moore, 20, was stopped on U.S. 50 in Aurora on November 20 after an Indiana State Police trooper allegedly saw his vehicle cross the center line. During the stop, the trooper noticed the smell of raw marijuana emitting from the vehicle.
According to a court affidavit, a search of the vehicle turned up a square metal can containing a bag of marijuana, a baggie of a white rock substance, a second small bag containing a white rock substance, a small vial containing six individually wrapped bundles of the substance, and a digital scale. Moore allegedly told the officer that the white substance was heroin.
During further questioning at the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department, Moore allegedly told troopers that he has previously bought up to 2.8 kilos – or roughly six pounds – of marijuana. Moore went on to tell the troopers that he had just purchased the heroin from a man in the parking lot of a local casino. Moore allegedly claimed that he sells the heroin in the North Vernon area.
He told the officers that he has been selling heroin for approximately six months while using the drug himself for approximately a year and a half.
A charge of Dealing in a Narcotic Drug (Heroin) Three Grams or More (Class A felony) was filed against Moore in Dearborn Circuit Court on May 19. Moore was arrested May 21 and remains held in jail at the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center as of Friday on a $75,000 surety and $2,500 cash bond.