GLOUCESTER 一 Chief Edward G. Conley reports that the Gloucester Police Department arrested and charged a Gloucester man with trafficking fentanyl and cocaine, as well as several other charges.
JASON MOODY, AGE 33, OF GLOUCESTER, was arrested and charged with:
- Trafficking Fentanyl
- Trafficking Cocaine (Over 36 grams)
- Operating Without a License
- Marked Lanes Violation
- Uninsured Motor Vehicle
- Possession of a Class A Substance (Subsequent Offense)
- Possession of a Class B Substance
- Possession of a Class E Substance
- Carrying a Dangerous Weapon (Two Counts)
On Monday, Aug. 29, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Officer David D’Angelo responded to a report of a possible drug transaction that was witnessed on Derby Street near the Oak Grove Cemetery. A caller provided police with a video of the incident that showed a small blue and white motorcycle.
Through a subsequent investigation, Gloucester Police identified MOODY as the individual seen on the motorcycle in the video, learned that MOODY was not licensed to operate a motor vehicle, and that he was on probation.
Gloucester Police were able to locate the motorcycle and MOODY in the area of Gloucester Crossing and School House Road, and observed MOODY driving the motorcycle on a sidewalk.
MOODY was stopped at that location, and arrested for operating without a license. A subsequent search of MOODY located a crack pipe and a large amount of cash. Inside a backpack MOODY was carrying, police located approximately 42 grams of crack cocaine, approximately 11 grams of Fentanyl, numerous hypodermic needles, crack pipes, sandwich bags, and a variety of assorted prescription pills and several pill bottles in someone else’s name. A total of over $3,700 was found on MOODY and in his backpack.
While in custody at the Gloucester Police station, MOODY allegedlybroke a GPS monitoring device and removed it from his ankle, which resulted in a probation warrant being issued for MOODY as well.
“The Gloucester Police Department is committed to responding to reports provided by community members, and Officer D’Angelo’s professional and timely response to this report led to a significant drug seizure,” said Chief Conley. “We are committed to helping those battling substance use disorder find treatment, but we are also committed to holding those who profit from substance use accountable for the toll that these substances take on our community.”
MOODY was arraigned on Tuesday, Aug. 30 in Gloucester District Court.
These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.