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Press Release

Denver Men Sentenced on Charges of Distributing Narcotics

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

DENVER—The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces that Robert Adam Ross, a/k/a “Chicago,” age 42, and Jeremy Ford Moore, age 39, both of Denver, Colorado, were sentenced to 103 months and 96 months (respectively) in federal prison following their convictions on federal narcotics charges.    

According to the plea agreements and the facts as determined by the Judge at sentencing, the defendants possessed and distributed significant quantities of fentanyl and methamphetamine in the Denver area. Ross and Moore traveled to Arizona where they sourced the drugs.  The drugs were then transported into Colorado through various means, including U.S. mail and via a commercial bus line. Following a proactive investigation which included the seizure of drugs contained in U.S. Mail parcels sent from Arizona to Colorado, as well as numerous undercover buys of narcotics, agents conducted a takedown operation in November of 2022 which resulted in the seizure of several firearms, approximately 15,000 additional fentanyl pills, and $4,990 in U.S. currency.

“Illegally-trafficked fentanyl has destroyed countless lives and caused thousands of deaths in Colorado alone,” said U.S. Attorney Cole Finegan. “Thankfully, the drugs seized by our law enforcement partners will never make it to the street.”

USPIS Denver Division Inspector-in-Charge Bryan Musgrove said, “United States Postal Inspectors are dedicated to maintaining the sanctity of trust placed in the US Mail. We will aggressively pursue anyone who uses the US Mail to transport and distribute deadly drugs, including those who illegally use firearms to further their criminal enterprise which impacts the safety of our postal employees and postal customers. We thank our law enforcement partners for working with us to combat these crimes in hopes of making our communities a safer place to live and work.”

“The distribution of guns and drugs by the hands of violent previously convicted felons is exactly what leads to violent crime in our communities, and precisely what ATF targets with our federal partners,” said ATF Special Agent in Charge Brent Beavers. “We are grateful for the seamless partnership with the USPIS that led to a swift dismantling of their criminal operation reducing violent crime in Colorado and beyond.”

United States District Court Judge Charlotte S. Sweeney sentenced the defendants on November 9, 2023.  

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the United State Postal Inspection Service conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Bradley Giles handled the prosecution of the case.

Case Number:  22-cr-344-CNS

Updated November 15, 2023