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Police arrest man for possession of crack cocaine

Troy Police arrested Adrian Demond Moultry, 21, of Troy, in connection with carrying a firearm without a permit and possession of crack cocaine early Sunday morning.

According to information released by Chief Anthony Everage, officers responded to a call reporting a person carrying a gun at Club Paradise on Highway 231 South.

Police later found the car and Moultry in the parking lot of a Waffle House on Highway 231.

"We had an officer witness the car pulling in the parking lot," said public relations officer Sgt. Benny Scarbrough.

"The officer was already in the area."

When the officers approached the vehicle, they found a 9 mm semiautomatic pistol.

"The officers could see the gun in the vehicle, it was in plain view," Scarbrough said.

"They placed him under arrest when he said he did not have a permit or license for the gun."

In the subsequent investigation, officers also found a "substantial amount" of crack cocaine.

Scarbrough said drug-related arrests are "more routine than you would think."

However, most come over a period of time as the result of an ongoing investigation.

Moultry's drug-related arrest was not part of an ongoing investigation.

Moultry was transported to the Troy Police Department and then to the Pike County Jail.

His bond was set at $7,500.