October 16, 2014
Contact: SA Patrick J. Trainor
Phone Number: (215) 861-3474
Tioga Man Charged With Manufacturing Methamphetamine
TIOGA, Pa. - The United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a criminal Information was filed yesterday charging Orin Moore, age 41, of Lawrenceville with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
According to U.S. Attorney Peter Smith, on January 6, 2012, the Pennsylvania State Police went to Moore’s residence. They allegedly found over 6 grams of methamphetamine and a facility designed for the manufacturing of methamphetamine. The government also filed a plea agreement which is subject to the approval of the Court.
The investigation was conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Pfisterer.
A sentence following a finding of guilty is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statues and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
In this particular case, the maximum penalty for Moore is 20 years in prison, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant’s educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.