NEW ORLEANS MAN SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR NARCOTICS AND WEAPONS VIOLATIONS
JACKIE RAY MOORE, age 27, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced today 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 Agency along with officers from the New Orleans Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Rick Veters.
If you believe you have been a victim of fraud from a person or an organization soliciting relief funds on behalf of storm victims or have knowledge of waste, abuse, or allegations of mismanagement involving disaster relief operations, contact the National Center for Disaster Fraud toll free at: (866) 720-5721. You can also fax information to: (225) 334-4707 or e-mail it to: email@example.com