Florida Mayor Busted For Selling Drugs Has Arrest History

Barry Layne Moore, the Hampton, Fla. mayor charged with possessing and selling drugs this week, also has an arrest record that includes a battery charge.

  • Moore was arrested and charged with battery in October 2012.
  • Two months later, in December 2012, he was booked with a probation violation.
  • Moore was also arrested for battery in 2005, but was not charged, according to the Florida Times-Union.
  • The mayor had three non-moving traffic violations in 2011, with fines totalling $1000.

Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith, who arrested Moore on Monday, explained his action by claiming that the city of Hampton “isn’t Toronto,” a reference to crack-smoking mayor Rob Ford.