St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrest Violet man for possession with intent to distribute narcotics, illegal possession of a stolen firearm

Drugs, drug paraphernalia and a handgun seized during the arrest.
Kordell Moore

A Violet man was arrested June 6 on various charges, including possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine and illegal possession of a stolen firearm, St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Kordell Moore, 25, of the 2400 block of Colonial Boulevard in Violet, was booked with possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of Ecstasy, possession of Tramadol, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a stolen firearm, resisting an officer, speeding, illegal tint, turn signal required, and suspended driver’s license.

On June 6, around 3:30 p.m., Sheriff Pohlmann said, agents with the Special Investigations Division conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after it was spotted traveling at a high rate of speed and turning without signalling by hand or lamp on East Judge Perez Drive in Violet.

During the traffic stop, agents noticed a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. As agents were questioning the driver, later identified as Moore, he tried to flee on foot but was quickly apprehended.

Following a search of Moore and his vehicle, agents recovered several clear plastic bags containing a total of more than 22 grams of heroin, 1.3 grams of cocaine, Ecstasy, Tramadol and a digital scale.

A fully-loaded Glock 26 .9mm handgun, which was reported as stolen, also was recovered, Sheriff Pohlmann said.

A criminal history check was conducted on Moore which revealed he is currently on parole for a 2018 conviction for felon in possession of a firearm.

Moore was transported to St. Bernard Parish Prison where he was booked on the above charges. He is being held on a $134,000 bond.

Sheriff Pohlmann reminds residents to call the Sheriff’s Office narcotics hotline at (504) 271-DOPE or 3673 to report suspected illegal drug activity in St. Bernard Parish. Callers can remain anonymous, and all calls will be acted upon.