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Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to More than a Decade in Prison for Drug and Gun Offenses

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

PITTSBURGH – Jamiek Moore, 23, formerly of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on Monday to 130 months’ imprisonment (10 years and 10 months) on his convictions for violating the federal narcotics and firearms and firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W, Brady announced today. Following a two-day non-jury trial that concluded in March 2019, Jamiek Moore was convicted of 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.

According to Assistant U.S. 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, his co-defendant Dehonney, and others, located at a residence 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 in Pittsburgh, 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.

On December 16, 2019, United States District Judge Reggie B. Walton sentenced Moore to five-year terms of imprisonment on the firearms offenses, which were ordered to run consecutively to one another pursuant to federal law for a total sentence of 10 years’ (120 months’) imprisonment for those crimes. Additionally, Judge Walton sentenced Moore to an additional 10 months of imprisonment for the narcotics violations, also to run consecutively to the sentence for the firearms offenses, pursuant to federal law, for a total sentence of 130 months’ imprisonment. Upon Moore’s release from incarceration, he will be supervised by the United States Probation Department for a term of five years.

U.S. Attorney Brady commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Penn Hills Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecutio

Updated December 18, 2019

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