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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 2, 2016

Drug Dealer Sentenced In Federal Court

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Richard Harrison Moore, 49, of Marion, was sentenced in federal court for his distribution of marijuana and hydrocodone during 2013. Moore was arrested as part of a three-year investigation into drug distribution, gun violence, money laundering, and white collar fraud conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the 4th Judicial Circuit Task Force, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the Alabama Attorney General’s Office, the Internal Revenue Service, the United States Secret Service, and the United States Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General. Moore was one of many distributors of drugs in Marion charged in federal court. He pled guilty to the two charges in February of 2016.

Court documents reflect that Moore underwent psychiatric treatment between the time of his arrest on the charges, in June of 2014, and his guilty plea in February of this year. At his sentencing hearing today, Judge Kristi K. Dubose imposed a sentence of time served, and required mental health treatment as a condition of his three-year term of supervision. No fine was imposed but the judge ordered that Moore pay $200 in special mandatory assessments. The case was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria Bedwell.

Updated May 13, 2016