On Nov. 15, 2022, at approximately 9:41 a.m., Goldsboro Police Department’s Housing Unit executed a search warrant at two locations with the assistance of the Goldsboro Police Department’s Emergency Response Team. The first search warrant was executed at the Econolodge Motel, Room 222, which is located at 704 Corporate Drive. Suspected marijuana, heroin, methamphetamines, and drug paraphernalia were seized from the room.
A second subsequent search warrant was executed at a storage locker at located at Ample Storage, 903 US 70 E. Suspected marijuana, heroin, and a stolen firearm was located at the storage locker. The firearm was reported stolen out of Wayne County. In total, approximately 2.5 pounds of marijuana, 13 grams of heroin, 1 gram of methamphetamines, several pieces of drug paraphernalia, and a stolen firearm were recovered between both locations.
The suspect, Richard Tyguan Moore, was taken into custody at the Econolodge during the execution of the first search warrant. Mr. Moore was transported to the magistrate’s office, where he was charged with Possession of a Firearm by Felon (F), Level I Trafficking Heroin (F), PWISD Marijuana (F), two counts of Maintaining a Dwelling for the Purpose of Controlled Substances (F), Possession of Methamphetamines (F), Possession of a Stolen Firearm (F), and Drug Paraphernalia (M). Mr. Moore was held at the Wayne County Jail on a $15,000 secured bond.