Cantonment Man Arrested On Cocaine, Fentanyl Charges After Traffic Stop

April 15, 2024

A traffic stop led to the arrest of a Cantonment man on felony cocaine and fentanyl charges.

Kevin Jacob Moore, 35, was booked into the Escambia County Jail on charges of possession of cocaine, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription (fentanyl), and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office stopped a Nissan Altima for a seatbelt violation at I-10 and Pensacola Boulevard.

Moore was one of three passengers in the vehicle. He was sitting on a plastic container that contained a white substance that field tested positive for cocaine, a smoking glass pipe, and a plastic straw, according to an arrest report. A metal smoking pipe was located next to the plastic container.

He told deputies that the substance was fake fentanyl that does not have the same effect as the real drug, but he was unaware of what it was called, the report continues. Deputies said he claimed ownership of the metal smoking pipe, but not the glass pipe.

The driver of the vehicle was issued citations for driving while a valid driver’s license and a seatbelt violation.


6 Responses to “Cantonment Man Arrested On Cocaine, Fentanyl Charges After Traffic Stop”

  1. Infidel Numero Uno on April 19th, 2024 2:06 am

    Lock em up and throw away the key. That’s what y’all always say. Where has that been successful? Our crowded prisons are no place for people convicted of possession. No victim, no prison time. Put them in rehab.

  2. Bob on April 16th, 2024 12:14 pm

    @Charlotte Bates

    I’m sorry, but you’re mistaken. First time petty drug possession carries a maximum sentence of five years in Nevada, not “10 to life”.

    Regardless, wouldn’t it make more sense to combat the causes of drug use instead of just grabbing everyone who uses a controlled substance and shove them in a jail cell? We already have more people in prison than any other country on Earth. When are we going to realize that mass incarceration isn’t fixing anything?

  3. Charlotte Bates on April 16th, 2024 12:51 am

    Maybe Florida should do what Las Vegas does when you are caught selling or have drugs with you. In Las Vegas, first offense is ten years to life.

  4. Rx Not on April 15th, 2024 1:25 pm

    Better living through modern pharmacology

  5. sam on April 15th, 2024 12:57 pm

    Ya THINK!! this is a disaster looking for a place to happen.

  6. Bill T on April 15th, 2024 9:30 am

    Make an example out of these people !!! I mean put them in jail to stay !!! No more chances no more free time !!! Throw some hard labor in there as well !!!