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Commerce Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Methamphetamine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. – A Commerce man pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to distribution of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

Jorge Alberto Moreno, 39, admitted that in March 2019, he distributed 25 grams of methamphetamine in exchange for $400. He further acknowledged that in September 2019 he possessed with the intent to distribute both methamphetamine and cocaine.

“Jorge Moreno was a high volume distributor earning profits from others’ addiction. Along with methamphetamine and cocaine, investigators discovered more than $32,000 in cash hidden in a closet at his home in Commerce,” said U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. “I commend Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Duncombe and investigators from the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Commerce Police Department for shutting down Moreno’s dangerous drug operation and bringing him to justice.”

Chief U.S. District Judge John E. Dowdell set sentencing for June 2, 2020.

The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Commerce Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Duncombe is prosecuting the case.


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Updated March 3, 2020

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