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Judge Convicts Pittsburgh Man of Multiple Federal Drug and Gun Law Violations

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH – Following a two-day non-jury trial, Jamiek Moore was convicted of multiple violations of the federal narcotics and firearms laws, including conspiracy to distribute heroin, possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and two counts of possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Moore, 23, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was tried before United States District Judge Reggie B. Walton in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

According to Assistant United States Attorney Jerome A. Moschetta, who prosecuted the case, the evidence presented at trial established that on or about June 8, 2017, Moore conspired with others, including co-defendant Jaimere Dehonney, to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a quantity of heroin, and that Moore possessed firearms on that day in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The government’s evidence largely consisted of items seized by law enforcement pursuant to search warrants from a residence and vehicle utilized by Moore, Dehonney, and others, located on Yosemite Drive in Penn Hills, Allegheny County. That evidence consisted of quantities of heroin, large quantities of heroin packaging materials, approximately $28,000 in U.S. Currency, and two loaded firearms. The government further established that on May 15, 2017, at a residence located on Rhine Court, Moore possessed quantities of marijuana and heroin with the intent to distribute them, and that he possessed two loaded firearms that day in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Judge Walton scheduled sentencing for Nov. 22, 2019 at 2 p.m. The law provides for a total sentence of not less than 10 years to a maximum of life in prison, a fine not to exceed $2,750,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based on the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Pittsburgh Police Department and the Penn Hills Police Department conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Jamiek Moore.

Updated August 1, 2019

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses