2.2 lbs of meth seized in traffic stop

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, Texas – Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office deputies seized more than 2 lbs of methamphetamine during traffic stop Sunday.
Timothy D. Moore, 43, of Memphis, Tenn., was booked into the Nacogdoches County jail on a firstdegree felony of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
A deputy patrolling in the 8000 block of U.S. 59 N. noticed a 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan traveling northbound, which was following another vehicle too closely. The deputy initiated a traffic stop in order to warn the driver about tailgating and the appropriate safe distance to follow traffic to prevent traffic accidents. While interviewing the driver and Moore, who was a passenger, the deputy received conflicting
accounts of the couple’s trip from Memphis to Houston, including the driver. He asked the driver for consent to search their vehicle, which was given.
Concealed in a grocery bag along with several snack items, deputies found a cardboard gallon-bag box stuffed with 2.26 lbs of methamphetamine stored in a gallon bag. Moore was taken into custody and the driver was released from the scene after Moore claimed ownership of the methamphetamine. Under the Texas Penal Code, a first-degree felony is punishable by between five and 99 years
incarceration and a fine not to exceed $10,000.