Corey Moore Indicted on Federal Drug and Gun Charges
Greenbelt, Maryland - A federal grand jury indicted Corey Moore, age 35, of Takoma Park, Maryland, late yesterday on charges of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, specifically cocaine and phencyclidine (PCP); possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; and being a felon in possession of guns and ammunition.
The indictment was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Theresa R. Stoop of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Chief Ronald A. Ricucci of the Takoma Park Police Department; Chief J. Thomas Manger of the Montgomery County Police Department; and Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy.
According to the four count indictment, on September 25, 2010, Moore possessed with intent to distribute powder cocaine. The indictment further alleges that on September 27, 2010, Moore possessed with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of PCP. According to the indictment, on September 27, 1010, Moore also possessed an Israel Weapon Industries, Model Desert Eagle, .44 caliber, semi-automatic pistol; and a Smith & Wesson, Model 64-3, .38 caliber revolver, as well as six rounds of .38 caliber ammunition. The indictment alleges that Moore had the guns to further his drug trafficking, and further alleges that he was prohibited from possessing the guns and ammunition due to a previous felony conviction.
Moore faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for possession with intent to distribute cocaine; a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of life in prison for possession with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of PCP; five years in prison, consecutive to any other sentence imposed, for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; and a maximum of 10 years in prison for being a felon in possession of guns and ammunition. Moore remains detained pending his an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, which has not yet been scheduled.
An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised ATF, the Takoma Park Police Department, Montgomery County Police Department and the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Mara Zusman Greenberg and George Hazel, who are prosecuting the case.