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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Philadelphia Felon Charged With Possession of A Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

Anthony Tyson, a/k/a “Anthony Moore,” a/k/a “Anthony Johnson,” a/k/a “Basil Moore,” 40, of Philadelphia, was charged today by Indictment with by indictment with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, one count of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, announced Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen.  According to the Indictment[1], the defendant was found on December 30, 2016 in Philadelphia illegally possessing a Colt revolver, as well as cocaine base (“crack”).

If convicted, the defendant faces up to 35 years of incarceration, of which 5 years is a mandatory sentence, a 3‑year period of supervised release, a $750,000 fine, and a $300 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the Philadelphia Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Amanda R. Reinitz.

 

[1] An Indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated April 11, 2017