Birmingham Man Arrested for Selling Heroin in Tuscaloosa

Agents with the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force arrested William Earl Moore on Monday night after they were informed that he planned to sell heroin at a local gas off of exit 100 on Interstate 20/59.  According to Tuscaloosa Police spokesman, Sargent Brent Blankley, investigators approached him for questioning immediately after the transaction took place at around 9:00 p.m.  Moore, 31, led police officers on a short foot chase before being caught and taken into custody.  During the arrest, agents recovered 1.40 grams of heroin, $1,409 in cash, and $1,635 in counterfeit money.

William Earl Moore, of Birmingham, is currently being held at Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $190,000 bond for the following criminal charges: one count of attempted drug trafficking (heroin), five counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, and one count of obstruction of justice for using a false identity.  He could face further possession of a forged instrument charges after the case is presented to a grand jury.

A Tuscaloosa Police Department press release noted that head bandages seen in William Moore’s mug shot are from a “preexisting medical condition” and that he had not been injured during the arrest.