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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 16, 2018

Frankfort Man Sentenced for Trafficking Crack Cocaine

FRANKFORT, Ky.— Myron B. Moore, age 31, of Frankfort, Ky., was sentenced today to 18 years, 10 months (226 months) in prison, by United States District Court Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove, for possession with intent to distribute over 28 grams of crack cocaine.

Moore previously admitted that on April 20, 2017, Frankfort Police officers performed a traffic stop of his vehicle and found him in possession of 15 grams of crack cocaine.  Later the same day, law enforcement officers obtained a search warrant for Moore’s residence and discovered an additional 90 grams of crack cocaine and $51,780 in cash.  Moore admitted that he possessed the crack cocaine with intent to distribute it, and that the money discovered at his residence was proceeds from drug sales.  Moore also admitted that he had previously been convicted in the Franklin Circuit Court of drug trafficking.  Moore pleaded guilty to the charges in October of 2017.

Under federal law, Moore must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence: and upon release, he will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for 8 years.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Chris Evans, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration; and Travis Ellis, Chief of the Frankfort Police Department, jointly announced the sentence today.

The investigation was conducted by the DEA and the Frankfort Police Department. 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated February 16, 2018