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Drugs, weapons seized in Kenova

September 25, 2018

Jack Lamont Moon

The Herald-Dispatch

KENOVA — Kenova Police intercepted a delivery of narcotics in the city Monday morning while acting on a citizen’s tip of drug activity in the area, according to information from the department. Undercover officers contacted the suspect and made arrangements to purchase heroin on Beech Street.

As the suspect’s vehicle approached the area, officers attempted to stop it. The driver tried to leave the area but found it blocked off by other officers, according to a news release. Following a short standoff, the driver and his passenger finally exited the vehicle. Huntington Police were called to assist with one of HPD’s canine units.

Jack Lamont Moon, 36, of Columbus, Ohio was arrested on 16th Street in Kenova. He had the agreed amount of heroin in his possession and was also carrying a firearm.

Moon is a convicted felon out of Ohio having a previous conviction for drug trafficking, according to the release.

He was taken before Magistrate David Ferguson in Wayne County where he has been charged with possession with intent to deliver narcotics, transporting a controlled substance into the state, and being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.

Ferguson set bond for Moon at $50,000 cash-only. He is currently being held at the Western Regional Jail. Anyone with more information on this case is asked to call the Kenova Police Department at 304-453-1281.

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