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He went to jail kicking, screaming and fighting. Now he faces drug charges.

Harley Moore
Harley Moore

A man said to be in a ‘drug-induced rage” during an arrest in Hancock County has been indicted on federal drug distribution charges.

Harley Moore, 21, of Pearlington, has conspired to distribute crystal meth in Hancock County for a year or longer, the indictment says.

Moore had made headlines in October, when Hancock County deputies were called to a dispute between Moore and a woman. Moore got into three fights, kicked out car windows, threatened medical personnel and corrections officers and shouted “extreme profanity,” according to the sheriff’s department.

Deputies also had described him as being in “a crystal meth-induced rage.”

An indictment unsealed last week also has charged him with two counts of possession with intent to distribute crystal meth on June 14, 2016, and Dec. 1, 2016.

A magistrate judge denied Moore bond Monday after a hearing in which a DEA Drug Task Force officer and Moore’s girlfriend were called to testify, court records show.

He was arrested on the indictment July 27.

Moore has pleaded not guilty and is set for trial on a court calendar that starts Oct. 2. That’s a year to the date of his arrest on assault and malicious mischief charges in Hancock County.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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