News Release
October 28, 2009
Contact: Thomas E. Murphy
Number: (314)538-4660

St. Louis Man Sentenced for Role in Drug Conspiracy

OCT 28 -- (EAST ST. LOUIS, IL) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on October 26, 2009, Herman MOORE, age 54, of St. Louis, Missouri, was sentenced to 360 months’ imprisonment, 10 years supervised release, a fine of $500 and a special assessment of $100.

MOORE was convicted on April 30, 2009, following a jury trial in United States District Court in East St. Louis, of one count of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and “crack cocaine.” The conviction arose from an investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration into the drug related activities of MOORE and others. Fourteen of MOORE’s codefendants previously pled guilty and have been sentenced.

Evidence supporting this prosecution was obtained in an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation as part of their participation in the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Administration (OCDETF), an initiative designed to identify, dismantle, and prosecute national and international drug trafficking organizations.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.