News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2010
Contact: Special Agent Roberto Bryan
Number: (504) 840-1360

New Orleans Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison For Narcotics and Weapons Violations

MAY 18 -- NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JACKIE RAY MOORE, age 27, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced May 12, 2010 by U. S. District Judge Stanwood R. Duval, Jr. to ten (10) years (120 months) imprisonment for possession with the intent to distribute five grams or more of crack cocaine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced U. S Attorney Jim Letten. Judge Duval also imposed five (5) years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment, during which time, the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of his supervised release.

On December 9, 2009, JACKIE RAY MOORE pled guilty to a three count superseding indictment, admitting that on March 31, 2009, he was approached by New Orleans Police Officers while sitting in a vehicle without a visible license plate. When asked to step out of the vehicle, MOORE attempted to flee and was quickly apprehended. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, officers located a loaded .38 caliber Derringer pistol as well as 24 pieces of crack cocaine. Officers also discovered that MOORE had two outstanding warrants. The investigation also revealed that MOORE was previously convicted of Possession of Cocaine in Orleans Parish in November, 2000.

After sentencing, MOORE was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal’s Service to begin his term of imprisonment.

This case was investigated by Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration along with officers from the New Orleans Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Rick Veters.