A sheriff in Florida charged and arrested Hampton Mayor Barry Layne Moore with selling drugs this week, explaining that Bradford County "isn't Toronto," the Associated Press reported.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted to smoking crack in November and has been stripped of some of his powers by the Toronto City Council. He has refused to resign.
Moore, 51, is charged with possessing and selling Oxycodone and is currently being held on $45,000 bail.
“This isn’t Toronto,” Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith said in a statement. "We will not tolerate illegal drug activity in my jurisdiction by anyone to include our elected officials."
Moore (R-FL) is not the only Florida politician to be busted for drug use recently. Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL) pleaded guilty to cocaine possession in November and is currently in rehab.
Moore has an arrest record that includes a battery charge.
Talking Points Memo
November 27, 2013