Matthew D. Krueger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on February 20, 2019, Anthony C. Moore (age: 33), of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, was sentenced for violating Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c). Moore previously pled guilty to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime.
According to court documents, a Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Deputy assigned to enforce a court ordered eviction of Moore from his residence observed drug remnants and drug paraphernalia inside the apartment. That deputy contacted a detective assigned to the Manitowoc Metro Drug Unit who obtained a search warrant for the residence. A search turned up small amounts of methamphetamine and marijuana, as well as a .380 Taurus handgun with a loaded magazine. Further investigation revealed that Moore had engaged in drug dealing at the residence.
While pronouncing Moore’s sentence, Chief District Judge William C. Griesbach noted the inherent danger that exists when those who sell controlled substances possess firearms. He further stated his belief that a 60-month prison sentence was just punishment for Moore who has not previously been to prison. Following his 5-year prison sentence, Moore will serve 3 years on federal supervised release.
The case was investigated by the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office and the Manitowoc County Metro Drug Unit. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.
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