LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man whose car was pulled over because he was allegedly talking on a cellphone while driving was arraigned in Niagara County Court Thursday on a resulting pair of drug felonies.
Tony L. Moore, 31, of Niagara Avenue, pleaded not guilty to two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance as well as second- and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and the cellphone charge.
Assistant District Attorney Laura T. Bittner said two bags of cocaine allegedly were found on Moore’s person after his arrest on the traffic counts, which occurred May 2 in Niagara Falls. The drug charges pertain to the amount of cocaine as well as Moore’s alleged intention to sell it. Police said they seized $1.700 in cash from him.