A speed enforcement traffic stop in Ebro resulted in the arrest of a Nashville Tennessee man early Tuesday morning, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

At approximately 2:15 a.m. on August 21, a deputy with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office observed a vehicle speeding in the Ebro community. The deputy conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Obies Street and S.R. 20. As he approached the vehicle he noticed a strong odor of marijuana, according to the report.

The passenger, identified as 30 year old Andrew Dranell Moore, advised the deputy that he and the driver had recently “smoked”. Deputies located a plastic bag of marijuana in Moore’s pocket, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Ofice.

A search of the vehicle resulted in deputies locating multiple prescription pills, which are a controlled substance known as Xanax. When asked, Moore told deputies he “got them from the street”, according to the report.

A handgun was also located under the passenger seat of the vehicle, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Moore was taken into custody and booked into the Washington County Jail on the charges of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, according to the report.

Sheriff Crews urges citizens to contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 850-638-6111 if you have any information regarding crimes being committed in our area. The sheriff’s office may be contacted anonymously by calling 850-638-TIPS (8477) or by email at tips@wcso.us.