Mississippi Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Drug Trafficking Conviction in New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE – Charterious Laquess Moore, 25, of Westpoint, Miss., was sentenced today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 36 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his methamphetamine trafficking conviction.
The DEA arrested Moore in Jan. 2017, after seizing approximately 464.4 grams (1.02 pounds) of methamphetamine from him during an interdiction investigation in Albuquerque.
Moore subsequently was indicted on Feb. 7, 2017, and was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute on Jan. 11, 2017, in Bernalillo County, N.M.
On Sept. 19, 2017, Moore pled guilty to a felony information charging him with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. In entering the guilty plea, Moore admitted that on Jan. 11, 2017, he transported methamphetamine to Albuquerque on a bus from Victorville, Calif., with the intention of delivering the methamphetamine to another individual in Tupelo, Miss. Moore admitted that the methamphetamine was concealed in a heat-sealed bundle inside a pillow.
This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the DEA and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rumaldo R. Armijo.