Former Hampton mayor gets five-year prison term on drug charges

Published: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 8:53 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 9:45 a.m.

The former mayor of Hampton was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison by a Bradford County judge after being found guilty in April of felony drug charges.

Barry Layne Moore, 52, was sentenced by Circuit Judge Robert K. Groeb, who gave Moore credit for the 205 days he has already served in jail, said Darry Lloyd, spokesman for State Attorney's Office.

Moore was convicted two months ago by a Bradford County jury for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and illegal distribution of a controlled substance.

Moore's attorney, Jodi Cason, did not want to comment on the specifics of the case but said she is filing an appeal for her client.

Weeks after he was elected mayor, Moore was arrested in November 2013 at a Polk County home after investigators with the Bradford County Sheriff's Office received information alleging he was selling prescription medication. During an undercover investigation, the sheriff's drug unit discovered Moore had obtained and then sold the narcotic oxycodone.

Polk County sheriff's deputies arrested Moore on a warrant with a bond of $45,000 and took him to the Polk County Jail. Gov. Rick Scott suspended Moore from office days after his arrest, but Moore officially resigned from office in March.

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