Drug, weapons charges dismissed against Dayton man

UPDATE (June 2)

All charges are dismissed against a Dayton man arrested following a traffic stop in late April.

A Montgomery County grand jury today declined to indict Arthur Mosley, 19, who initially was accused of drug possession and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle. Mosley was a passenger in a car driven by his mother that was stopped April 29 by Dayton police for an equipment violation.


When police pulled over a Dayton woman, they found a loaded gun and drugs in her car; but it’s not the driver facing charges.

Arthur Mosley, 19, of Dayton, was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on Friday on felony drug possession and weapons charges, online jail records show.

Mosley was the passenger of a 1989 taupe Honda Accord driven by his mother that was pulled over because the taillights were out shortly before 3 a.m. at North Findlay Street near East Second Street, according to a Dayton police report.

Officers asked the woman if they could search her car because her son had a previous drug and firearm arrest involving the same car. The woman consented, but police said Mosley became disruptive and was loudy questioning why police were searching the car, the report stated.

Under the driver’s seat, police found a loaded firearm. Near the gun was a baggie of suspected heroin capsules and a rock of suspected crack cocaine. Both substances tested positive for heroin and cocaine, according to police.

After interviews at a Dayton police station, the woman was driven home and her son was booked into jail. Mosley is being held on $10,000 bond and is scheduled to next appear in court May 9.