Greenbelt, Maryland – Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Travis Tittus Moore, a/k/a “Short Man,” age 31, of Harwood, Maryland, today to 125 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute crack and powder cocaine, phencyclidine (PCP), and marijuana. Chief Judge Chasanow also ordered that Moore forfeit the $12,192 seized during the investigation.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Karl C. Colder of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Washington Field Division; Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans; and Anne Arundel County Police Chief Kevin Davis.
According to Moore’s plea agreement, on January 19, 2012, agents overheard a co-conspirator arrange for Moore to meet the co-conspirator on Solomons Island Road in Sunderland, Maryland. Officers saw Moore pull up in his car next to the co-conspirator’s vehicle and followed Moore as he left. As the officers followed Moore they saw him swerve and hit the center line and the officers attempted to perform a traffic stop, but Moore sped off, eventually crashing into a telephone pole. Moore climbed out of the passenger side window carrying a bag and tried to hide under the car. Moore was arrested and officers recovered $2,192 in cash from Moore and $10,000 in cash, 32.1 grams of crack cocaine, .71 grams of PCP, 62.3 grams of powder cocaine, 12.6 grams of marijuana, and a scale with cocaine residue from the bag Moore was carrying.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the DEA, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and Anne Arundel County Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Arun G. Rao and Steven E. Swaney, who prosecuted this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.