Drugs Found Inside Home Near Clayton School, Police Say

CLAYTON – A traffic stop by police led to the discovery of narcotics hidden inside the vehicle then more drugs at a home near a public school.

On Monday, November 8th, Clayton Police stopped a car and reportedly found over 28 grams of crystal methamphetamine hidden under the steering wheel of a car operated by John Trevor Moran, 30, of Clayton.

Later that day, a search warrant was obtained and executed at Moran’s residence located at 520 N. Cooper Street near Cooper Academy. An additional 93 grams of crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and cash were seized from the residence, Police Chief Greg Tart said.

In addition to traffic violations, Moran was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, simple possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The drugs seized had a potential street value in excess of $12,000.

Moran was held on a $275,500 secured bond at the Johnston County Jail.

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