Cocaine seized, man arrested

A lack of car insurance ultimately led to a felony drug arrest late Monday night.

According to an Odessa Police Department report, an officer was traveling down 8th Street when he ran a license plate on a Nissan Altima and discovered the Altima was uninsured. He pulled the driver, Marques Moses, over in the 2500 block of East 8th Street.

The officer indicated in his report Moses appeared nervous and when he was asked if the vehicle could be searched, he said yes, but only by a canine officer.

According to the report, Moses further stated the dog wouldn’t find anything, but when the dog and his handler showed up, Moses took off running. He was ultimately caught in the 2500 block of East 2nd Street.

Officers found nearly 31 grams of crack cocaine individually wrapped as though for sale, the report stated.

Moses confessed and was booked into the Ector County jail on suspicion of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance and evading arrest with a prior conviction.

He remained in jail Tuesday night on surety bonds totaling $53,500.