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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 3, 2022

Bucks County Man Charged With Methamphetamine Trafficking

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Matthew Moss, 36, of Bucks County, Pennsylvania was charged yesterday by a federal grand jury with methamphetamine trafficking.

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, the indictment alleges that Moss possessed with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine in York County on November 22, 2021. The indictment further states that Moss had a prior conviction for drug trafficking in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Springettsbury Township Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Johnny Baer.

This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

If convicted, the maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is a term of life imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Updated February 3, 2022