Gladys Nell Moore
A Honey Island woman was taken into custody after officers with the Hardin County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division and the Hardin County Child Protective Services Office visited a home after complaints were made about possible illegal activity in the home where a young child resided.
According to Sheriff's reports, Sergeant Charles Daigle with the Hardin County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division assisted CPS Investigator Sheila White, on March 15, at a residence located at 1600 Island Drive, off of FM 1293 in the Honey Island area.
Daigle and White were responding to several reports of possible illegal drug use in the home. Once at the residence, Sergeant Daigle and White entered the residence and White was able to speak freely with Gladys Nell Moore, 64.
White questioned Moore about the possible drug use in the home and Moore allegedly admitted to battling a heroin addiction and that she did have heroin in the residence at the time.
Moore directed Sergeant Daigle to her purse where she produced several syringes containing heroin along with a small amount of raw black tar heroin, according to the report.
A syringe was also located in the rear bedroom, which was occupied at the time by two other individuals whose names are being withheld at this time due to an ongoing investigation by Sergeant Daigle. Moore was transported to the Hardin County Jail where she was released to jail staff and booked in on one count of possession of a controlled substance, penalty group one, more than four grams but less than 200 grams.
The charge is a second degree felony offense. Moore was released on a $2,500 bond set by Judge Butch Cummings and is currently awaiting a court date. The young child who was in the residence at the time of the arrest has been placed outside the home with a relative, pending the completion of a thorough investigation by CPS.
Sergeant Daigle stated by phone interview that Sheriff Ed Cain and officers of the Hardin County Sheriff's Office will remain vigilant in the fight against drugs here in Hardin County.
"I want to reiterate that the Sheriff maintains a zero tolerance policy on drugs and drug activity here in the county," Daigle said. "He will continue to uphold and enforce this policy as long as he is in office and we, as officers, will continue to strive to keep Hardin County citizens safe from this epidemic."
Sheriff Ed Cain also wishes to thank the citizens of Hardin County for their continued information about illegal activity.