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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Seminary Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge

 

Jackson, Miss – Elijah Moore, 76, from Seminary, Mississippi, pleaded guilty on November 15, 2016, before U.S. Senior District Judge David C. Bramlette III, to possession of more than 100 kilograms of marijuana with the intent to distribute, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special Agent in Charge Donald Alway.

Moore admitted to possessing the marijuana in the tractor trailer he was operating when he was stopped for running a stop sign on Exit 15 off Highway 20 in Warren County, Mississippi on August 8, 2015. He will be sentenced on February 7, 2017 and faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a $5 million fine.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Mississippi Highway Patrol and the Hattiesburg Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jerry Rushing.

Updated November 16, 2016