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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 22, 2016

Wise Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Selling Synthetic Pot

Bradford Moore Admits to Having Synthetic Cannabinoids Mailed to his Body Shop is Wise

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today the sentencing of a Southwest Virginia who previously pled guilty to distributing synthetic drugs.

Bradford Levi Moore, 37, of Wise, Virginia, previously pled guilty to one count of conspiring to distribute synthetic cannabinoids. Today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, Moore was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison.  

“Synthetic forms of drugs have deadly effects on the body and the brain, even more so than common street drugs,” United States Attorney Fishwick said today.

According to evidence presented at previous hearings by Assistant United States Attorney Zachary T. Lee, Moore admitted to being a distributor of synthetic cannabinoids in Wise County, Virginia from January 2013-January 2015. On January 22, 2015, a controlled delivery of synthetic cannabinoids was made to Moore at his business in Wise County.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Wise County Sheriff’s Department and the Southwest Virginia Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Zachary T. Lee prosecuted the case for the United States.

 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated August 22, 2016