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Anthony Thomas Moran
Courtesy of Burke County Sheriff's Office

Nebo Man Arrested On Drug Charges Following Burke County Traffic Stop

32-year-old Anthony Thomas Moran of N.C. 226 South in Nebo was arrested Tuesday (July 9) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance along with a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday, a Public Safety Officer conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 40 Eastbound in Morganton. The officer stopped the 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser due to an expired inspection. After making contact with the driver, identified as Anthony Moran, the officer placed him under arrest.

During the traffic stop, the officer seized .5 grams of Xanax and .5 grams of fentanyl. Moran was incarcerated in the Burke County Jail under no bond on a 48 hour hold. A District Court date is scheduled for Thursday (June 11) in Morganton.