News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 10, 2009
Contact: Jodie Underwood
Number: (206) 553-5443

Anchorage Career Offender Sentenced to Over 23 Years in Prison

DEC 10 -- ( Anchorage, Alaska) – DEA Acting Special Agent in Charge Mark Thomas and the United States Attorney for the District of Alaska, Karen Loeffler, announced today that Timothy Ray Moore was sentenced in federal court to 23 ½ years for his role in a violent multi-defendant conspiracy.

According to information presented in court, beginning in July 2005 through September 2008, Moore conspired to distribute over 50 grams of crack cocaine, over 500 grams of methamphetamine, and over 100 grams of heroin. Moore, 28, was arrested on September 18, 2008, at an Anchorage residence where police found over two pounds of methamphetamine, a quarter kilogram of heroin, two semi-automatic pistols, and over $45,000. In the course of the investigation, a dozen firearms were recovered, including two machine guns.

Moore’s accomplices include Phonesavanh Vongthongdy, a/k/a "Noi", age 22, Kenese Sene, age 36, Seirosa Sia Milo, a/k/a "Losa", age 28, Miguel Robles, age 24, Vaughan Erickson, age 30, Harold Cogo Graham, age 23, and Patrick Allen Osburn, age 27. All have pled guilty and are awaiting sentencing. Alleged ringleader Juan Manuel Mendiola is scheduled for trial in February 2010.

Prior to imposing sentence on Moore, Judge Beistline noted that Moore had been committing crimes since age 11, and told Moore that “[b]asically your entire adult life has been spent as a criminal.” Judge Beistline added that he had been “unable to find any redeeming social qualities” in Moore, and sentenced him as a career offender.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Anchorage Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Unit and Special Assignment Unit, the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.