North Florida mayor faces drug charges

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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 8:27 pm | Updated: 10:34 pm, Tue Nov 26, 2013.

HAMPTON, Fla. (AP) — A north Florida sheriff has filed drug charges against a local mayor, saying Bradford County isn't Toronto.

Hampton Mayor Barry Layne Moore was arrested Monday afternoon in Polk County on a Bradford County warrant.

Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith drew a comparison between Moore and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who has admitted to smoking crack cocaine while he was in a drunken stupor.

Authorities say Moore faces charges of possessing and selling Oxycodone.

Smith said in a prepared statement: "We will not tolerate illegal drug activity in my jurisdiction by anyone to include our elected officials."

The Florida Times-Union (http://goo.gl/cAO4QM ) reports that Moore was being held on $45,000 bail. It wasn't clear if he had an attorney.

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Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com

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