BOSTON MAN INDICTED ON FEDERAL DRUG AND GUN CHARGES
BOSTON, Mass. - A Boston man was charged today in federal court with illegally possessing a gun and possessing heroin and cocaine for distribution.
TERRANCE MOON, 44, was charged in an indictment with possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
The indictment alleges that on or about February 6, 2011, MOON was found in possession of both heroin and cocaine with the intent to distribute them. It further charges that MOON, a convicted felon, illegally possessed a Sturm & Ruger .357 caliber revolver and .357 caliber ammunition. The indictment also charges that MOON possessed the gun in furtherance of trafficking the heroin and cocaine that he possessed.
If convicted on these charges, MOON faces up to life in prison to be followed by six years of supervised release for life and a $2,000,000 fine.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Guy Thomas, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Boston Field Office; and Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric P. Christofferson of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.
The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.