Oxford man facing drug charges after chase through Lafayette County

Published 5:15 pm Tuesday, March 31, 2020

An Oxford man is facing drug charges after he led authorities on a pursuit through Lafayette County last week.

Danny Moody, 42, committed a traffic violation on March 27, when law enforcement officers attempted to stop him. Moody then fled, leading officers from the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department, Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit and Oxford Police Department on a chase through rural Lafayette County.

Officers with OPD and the Metro unit attempted to stop Moody without success, but he was eventually stopped in Lafayette County. Investigators seized a large amount of crack cocaine and marijuana, with a total street value of approximately $2,000.

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Moody was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and felony fleeing in a motor vehicle. His bond was set at $75,000 and the Mississippi Department of Corrections put a detainer on Moody, requesting he not be released on bond as he is currently on state probation for a previous conviction for the sale of cocaine and for fleeing from law enforcement.