37-year-old Mario Moore was charged with driving on a suspended license, improper vehicle lighting, and three counts possession with intent when officers pulled him over for using high beams to conceal a burnt-out headlight and a search led to the discovery of Xanax, ecstasy, and marijuana.
On April 28th, Memphis Officer Bulak was on patrol near the station at 426 Tillman Street when he saw a gold Pontian G6 utilizing high beam lights with a low beam inoperable. Officers conducted a traffic stop at Tillman and Crystal and identified the occupants of the G6 as Mario Moore and Kimberley Lowe. According to the affidavit, officers promptly recognized the scent of marijuana and after running Moore’s credentials, detained him for driving on a suspended license from October 2014.
A probable cause search of the car produced a bottle of 79.5 pills in various shapes and colors and a small amount of a green leafy substance. After testing and research, the pills were discovered to be 63 ecstasy tablets weighing 16.101 grams, 16.5 unprescribed alprazolam 2mg tablets, and 0.1 grams of cannabis. Officers reported that Moore told them he was smoking cannabis in the vehicle before being pulled over.
Mario Moore was arrested and charged with driving on a suspended license, improper vehicle lighting, possession of Xanax with intent, possession of ecstasy with intent, and possession of marijuana with intent. He was later released on his own recognizance.