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Pittsburgh Man Charged With Violating Federal Drug, Gun Laws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2010

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ One resident of Pittsburgh, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal narcotics and firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The six‑count indictment named Larry Moore a/k/a Drak, 34, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, on July 9, 2010, Moore distributed less than five grams of crack.  On July 15, 2010, and July 21, 2010, Moore distributed five grams or more of crack.  On Aug. 6, 2010, Moore distributed 28 grams or more of crack.  On Aug. 20, 2010, Moore distributed less than 28 grams of crack.  Additionally, on Aug. 20, 2010, after having been convicted of crimes punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, Moore possessed a Smith & Wesson, .22 caliber pistol. Federal law prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year to possess a firearm or ammunition.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 190 years in prison, a fine of $9,250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Almon S. Burke, Jr. is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Pennsylvania State Police conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

This case is being prosecuted under Project Safe Neighborhoods, a collaborative effort by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and communities to prevent, deter and prosecute gun crime.

An indictment or information is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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