Anchorage Felon Indicted for Possessing Firearms and Distributing Crack Cocaine
Anchorage, Alaska – United States Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced that on May 18, 2010, Jayshon Arthur Moore, a resident of Anchorage, Alaska, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Anchorage on one count of being a felon-in-possession of firearms and three counts of distributing crack cocaine.
The four-count indictment names Moore, age 27, as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment, Moore is alleged to be a felon previously convicted of robbery and misconduct with a controlled substance who was in possession of three handguns. The indictment also alleges that Moore distributed crack cocaine on three occasions in February 2010. During the third crack sale, Moore is alleged to have also sold a handgun. The government is seeking to forfeit all three handguns.
Assistant United States Attorney Kimberly R. Sayers-Fay, who presented the case to the grand jury, the felon-in-possession offense carries a maximum penalty of ten years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and three years’ supervised release. The three crack distribution offenses may be punished by up to twenty years in prison, a $1 million fine, and three years’ supervised release.
The Anchorage Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation that led to the indictment in this case.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.