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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Trio Charged In Cocaine Conspiracy

Kenny Martinez, 25, Richard Thomas Moore, 28, both of Philadelphia, and Fernando Martinez, 33, of Ponce, Puerto Rico, are charged in a one-count indictment, filed today, with conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The indictment alleges that between March 5, 2013 and March 7, 2013, the defendants orchestrated the delivery, by express mail, of approximately one kilogram of cocaine. The package was sent from Ponce, Puerto Rico to Moore’s Philadelphia address where Fernando Martinez allegedly accepted it. It is further alleged that Moore then delivered the package to 4625 Boudinot Street. The mail parcel was interdicted from the mail by United States Postal Inspectors on March 6, 2013, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

If convicted, Fernando Martinez and Richard Thomas Moore each face a maximum penalty of 40 years imprisonment, a mandatory minimum term of 5 years imprisonment, at least 4 years supervised release, and a fine of $5,000,000. Kenny Martinez faces a maximum penalty of life imprisonment, a mandatory minimum term of 10 years imprisonment, at least 8 years supervised release, and a fine of $10,000,000.

The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joseph T. Labrum, III.

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