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Richmond Man Sentenced to 135 Months for Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Firearms Offenses

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

LEXINGTON, Ky.  — Jon Norman Moren, 45, of Richmond, Kentucky, was sentenced yesterday to 135 months in federal prison, by Chief United States District Judge Karen K. Caldwell, for possession with the intent to distribute over 500 grams of methamphetamine and for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Judge Caldwell also ordered Moren to forfeit $2,245 in cash, two firearms, and 366 rounds of ammunition.

On September 21, 2016, a search warrant was executed at Moren’s residence in Lexington.  Law enforcement agents seized more than a pound of methamphetamine, which Moren admitted that he intended to sell. Moren also possessed a pistol and rifle, after having previously been convicted of a state drug trafficking felony, as well as other state drug charges.

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

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Stuart Lowrey, Special Agent in Charge ATF; ; D. Christopher Evans, Special Agent in Charge, DEA; and Chief Lawrence Weathers, Lexington Police Department, jointly made the announcement.

The investigation was conducted by the ATF, DEA, and the Lexington Police Department.  The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Roger W. West.

Updated March 4, 2019

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses