An altercation between a driver and a homeless man in Burbank, on Saturday December 8th, resulted in a drug bust in Oak Lawn after Oak Lawn police officers stopped the car after hearing that the altercation may have been a potential robbery.
According to the police, the driver of the car, Richard Moody, and his passengers, were at 79th and Cicero when they claimed a homeless man jumped in front of the vehicle. Moody allegedly told the homeless man that he better not “mess with him” because he had a gun. According to reports, there was not a robbery or attempted robbery.
One of the passengers, Ashlie Haag allegedly told the police that Moody picked her and her boyfriend up at 79th and Cicero and drove to the Miami Inn where they parked and were talking when they noticed a police squad had entered the parking lot. Haag claims that Moody threw a leather pouch to her and told her to hide it. According to the police, Haag said she put the pouch down the front of her pants because she feared that Moody did have a gun based on his threat to the homeless man.
Moody’s story was a little different. He allegedly told the police that he does drugs with Haag “from time to time” and that he was addicted to crack cocaine and heroin. In his statement, he told the police that he lives off his social security income and does not sell drugs.
Moody claimed that he was intending to “party” with Haag and her boyfriend at the motel. A previous search of Moody had uncovered a bag with 20 crack rocks inside the bag. He allegedly admitted paying $140 for the crack earlier in the day. Moody denied that the pouch found in Haag’s crotch was his bag and said he didn’t know about those drugs inside the pouch.
The pouch allegedly contained crack cocaine and individual bags of heroin. Ironically, a gun was not found in the car or on any of the individuals in the car despite the threat and the alert that resulted in the stop of the car. Haag’s boyfriend was searched and released at the scene of the traffic stop. Crack pipes were found on both Haag and Moody, according to the police.
Moody, a 61 year old black male from Chicago was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Haag, a 33 year old white female with an Oak Lawn address, was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.