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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 16, 2014

Charleston Man Pleads Guilty In Federal Court To Selling Oxycodone

Charleston, W.Va. – Daniel B. Moore, age 60, of Charleston, West Virginia pled guilty today before U.S. District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr., to aiding and abetting the distribution of oxycodone.  During the plea hearing, Moore admitted that on February 25, 2013, he assisted in the sale of 47 oxycodone pills, also called “roxycodone,” for $1,600 to a confidential informant working with the Metro Drug Unit.  The drug deal took place at Moore’s home on Kirkwood Drive in Charleston. Following the drug deal, police searched Moore’s home where they retrieved the money that the confidential informant had used to buy the drugs.  Police also found more oxycodone pills intended for distribution in the Charleston area.  Moore faces up to 20 years imprisonment and a $1,000,000.00 fine when he is sentenced on September 15, 2014. 

This case is being prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of prescription drugs and heroin.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of opiate painkillers and heroin in communities across the Southern District. 

Updated January 7, 2015