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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 10, 2021

Louisville Man Arrested for Federal Narcotics and Firearm Offenses

LOUISVILLE, KY – A Louisville man was arrested yesterday in Louisville on criminal charges related to his alleged violations of federal narcotics and firearms offenses.  Mosley made his initial appearance in U.S. District Court today.

According to court documents, Eric D. Mosley, 30, of Louisville, Kentucky was arrested by members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task force following the execution of a search warrant on a hotel room that Mosely occupied in Louisville.  A subsequent search of the hotel room found that Mosley was in possession of approximately one kilo of cocaine, one AK-47 style pistol, one Zigana PX-9 handgun, and approximately $100,000 in cash.  The Zigana PX-9 was previously reported stolen.   According to a check of Mosley’s criminal history, he is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing a firearm. 

Mosley is charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. If convicted, Mosley faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum penalty of life in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky and Acting Louisville FBI Special Agent in Charge Edward J. Gray made the announcement.

This case was investigated by FBI Louisville’s Safe Streets Task Force, which includes FBI Special Agents and investigators from Louisville Metro Police Department, Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, and Homeland Security Investigations. 

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Frank Dahl, Ann Marie Blaylock, and Rob Bonar are prosecuting the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime. 

A Criminal Complaint is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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Updated September 10, 2021