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Former north Florida mayor guilty of drug charges

April 23, 2014
Associated Press

HAMPTON, Fla. (AP) — The former mayor of a small north Florida town has been convicted of drug possession and distribution.

A Bradford County jury found former Hampton Mayor Barry Layne Moore guilty Tuesday. His sentencing is scheduled for June.

The 52-year-old was arrested in November after serving as mayor for only two months. He officially resigned in March.

Moore was arrested at a Polk County home after Bradford County Sheriff's Office investigators learned of allegations that he was selling prescription medication. Authorities say an undercover investigation revealed Moore obtained and then sold the narcotic oxycodone.

Acting mayor Myrtice McCullough took over following Moore's arrest.



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