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Rock Island Man Indicted on Cocaine Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of Illinois

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Trial has been set for July 31, 2017, for a Rock Island man charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Jeffrey Terrell Moore, 29, of the 600 block of 7th Street, appeared in federal court today for arraignment before U.S. District Judge Sara L. Darrow.


A federal grand jury in Peoria returned the indictment on May 23, that charges Moore with attempted possession of at least 500 grams of cocaine with intent to distribute on May 4, 2017, in Rock Island.


Moore was previously charged in a criminal complaint. According to the affidavit filed in support of the complaint, Moore was arrested on May 4, 2017, as he allegedly attempted to purchase multiple kilograms of cocaine.


During a court appearance on May 9, before Judge Darrow, Moore was ordered detained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.


If convicted, the statutory penalty is a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 years to life in prison.


The charge is the result of an investigation by the Rock Island Police Department, assisted by the Quad Cities MEG and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Don Allegro.


Members of the public are reminded that an indictment is merely an accusation; the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Updated June 1, 2017

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