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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Armed South Florida Fentanyl Dealer Arrested on Federal Charges

MIAMI –James Nevin Moorman, 62, of Coral Springs, Fla., has been charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, distributing a controlled substance, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. He faces a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum one of life in prison.   

According to the indictment, in August 2022 law enforcement conducted two controlled buys with Moorman where he sold approximately 100 grams of fentanyl to a confidential source.

The following month the confidential source and an undercover officer successfully purchased 266 grams of fentanyl from Moorman on a single occasion, said the indictment. In January 2023 law enforcement executed a search warrant on Moorman’s storage unit and seized over one kilogram of fentanyl, more than 500 grams of cocaine, an assortment of pills, and two AR-style rifles—one of which was a machine gun.  

U.S. Attorney for the Southern Disrtict of Florida Markenzy Lapointe and Special Agent in Charge Christopher A. Robinson, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Miami Field Division, made the announcement.

ATF, Miami Field Division, is investigating the case with assistance from Broward Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney M. Catherine Koontz is prosecuting it.  

An indictment is only an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

You may find related court documents and information on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov under case number 23-MJ-06017.

Topic(s): 
Opioids
Drug Trafficking
Contact: 
Public Affairs Unit U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of Florida USAFLS.News@usdoj.gov
Updated January 24, 2023