News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 22, 2007
Contact: Joanna Zoltay
Number: 312-886-2597

Evansville Man Charged Federally on
Methamphetamine and Firearms Charges

OCT 22 -- (Evansville, IN) – Gary G. Olenkiewicz, Special Agent in Charge for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Chicago Field Division, along with Timothy M. Morrison, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, announced that RODRICK “ROCKY” MOORE, 48, Evansville, Indiana, has been indicted by a federal grand jury. The grand jury, out of the Southern District of Indiana, indicted MOORE on charges of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, Use of the Mails in the Distribution of Methamphetamine, and for being a Felon in Possession of Firearms. The indictments are the result of a joint investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), and the Evansville Vanderburgh County Joint Drug Task Force.

“Methamphetamine is a terrible poison in our society,” stated Mr. Olenkiewicz. “This indictment is the product of cooperative law enforcement investigative efforts. The DEA will continue working with our federal, state and local partners to keep methamphetamine and criminals like Mr. Moore off the streets and out of our communities.”

MOORE faces a maximum possible life in prison sentence and a maximum possible fine of $4 million dollars. The indictment alleges that MOORE conspired to receive quantities of methamphetamine from sources in California through the United Parcel Service, which he, in turn, distributed to other individuals in Evansville. MOORE is further charged with possessing approximately 84 firearms located at his home and at his mother’s Evansville residence. MOORE could not lawfully possess firearms because he had previously been convicted of methamphetamine and other controlled substance felony offenses in the state courts of Vanderburgh County. The weapons cache included several SKS assault rifle-style weapons, a pistol grip shotgun, a Tec-9, and numerous other handguns.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Matthew P. Brookman. The public is reminded that an indictment contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.