Convicted Drug Trafficker Found Guilty
Tampa, Florida - A federal jury today found Calvin Joseph Moore (41, Bradenton) guilty of attempting to possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. Moore faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for December 14, 2012. Moore was indicted on May 31, 2012.
According to evidence presented at trial, on April 24, 2012, Moore met with a confidential informant in Bradenton, for the purpose of buying a half-kilogram of cocaine. During the transaction, Moore got into the informant’s vehicle and handed him approximately $15,000, as intended payment for the cocaine. Moore was previously convicted in federal court, in 1999, for distributing crack cocaine.
This case was investigated by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Patrick Scruggs and Matt Jackson.