Corey Moore Convicted on Federal Drug and Gun Charges
Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. convicted Corey Moore, age 37, of Takoma Park, Maryland, today after a one week bench trial, of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, specifically cocaine and phencyclidine (PCP); possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; and being a felon in possession of guns and ammunition.
The conviction was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Steven L. Gerido of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Chief Alan Goldberg of the Takoma Park Police Department; Chief J. Thomas Manger of the Montgomery County Police Department; and Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy.
“Corey Moore will no longer sell drugs and foment violence on the streets of Maryland and D.C.,” said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein.
According to evidence presented at trial, on September 25, 2010, Moore possessed with intent to distribute powder cocaine, which was recovered by Takoma Park police after a chase. In addition, on September 27, 2010, police executed a search warrant at Moore’s residence and seized one kilogram or more of PCP, which Moore intended to distribute, as well as a .44 caliber, semi-automatic pistol, a.38 caliber revolver, and six rounds of .38 caliber ammunition. Trial testimony showed that Moore possessed the guns to further his drug trafficking and that Moore was prohibited from possessing the guns and ammunition due to a previous felony conviction.
Moore faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for possession with intent to distribute cocaine; a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of life in prison for possession with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of PCP; five years in prison, consecutive to any other sentence imposed, for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; and a maximum of 10 years in prison for being a felon in possession of guns and ammunition. Moore remains detained pending his sentencing, which has been scheduled for May 30, 2013.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised ATF, the Takoma Park Police Department, Montgomery County Police Department and the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Jonathan Lenzner, Steven E. Swaney, and Mara Zusman Greenberg, who are prosecuting the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Biran, who assisted with the prosecution.