Heroin arrest goes from bad to worse for Wellington suspect

Staff Report

A 34-year-old Wellington man was spotted last Thursday shaking and twitching at the Certified Gas Station on US 20, leading authorities to take a closer look.

James Moore was found inside his Ford Mustang talking to himself and searching for his keys, which were in the ignition, an Oberlin police report said.

Officers discovered an active misdemeanor warrant through the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office for Moore.

They said he had five open suspensions and two failure-to-reinstate counts on his driver’s license with the most recent suspension from Dec. 5 through the Elyria Municipal Court.

When officers patted Moore down they found a spoon in his underwear. He reportedly told police he used it for heroin.

Moore also admitted to using heroin five hours before police arrived, a report said.

A report said a small bag containing a white powder suspected to be heroin, another metal spoon, and cotton filter was found inside Moore’s car.

But Moore’s problems didn’t end there — once he was in the back of a police cruiser, he asked police to crack the rear window because he was hot. A short time later, officers found a needle on the ground inches from the passenger door.

Moore told police it was not his and does not know how it got there. The report said the needle was not by the vehicle when officers placed Moore in the cruiser.

He was charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug abuse instruments, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The report said a test for suspected heroin was conducted and came back positive.

Police took Moore to Mercy Regional Hospital in Lorain for a blood sample and then to the Lorain County Jail.

Staff Report