March 01, 2017
Contact: Chuvalo Truesdell
Phone Number: (404) 893-7000
Leader Of Crack Cocaine Trafficking Organization Sentenced
Distributed Kilos of Crack Out of Greeneville Residence Throughout East Tennessee
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - On February 7 Barry Moore, 40, of Greeneville, Tennessee was sentenced by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 210 months in federal prison following a conviction for his leadership role in a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of cocaine base “crack” in the Eastern District of Tennessee. Upon his release from prison he will be supervised by the U.S. Probation Office for 10 years.
According to his plea agreement on file with U.S. District Court, Moore admitted that between June and August 2015, he participated in the sale of crack cocaine on three separate occasions to an individual cooperating on behalf of law enforcement. On numerous occasions, Moore directed other co-defendants to deliver drugs for him. He often sold crack cocaine, or had others deal for him, directly from the back window of his Greeneville residence. Moore admitted that he was accountable for at least 2.8 kilograms but less than 8.4 kilograms of crack cocaine and that he had distributed at least two kilograms of a combination of crack cocaine and powder cocaine in Greeneville between October 2012 and April 2016.
Co-defendants Zachery Moore, 51, and Sophia Arwood, 31, both of Greeneville, were previously sentenced to serve prison terms of 96 months and 60 months respectively. Both Zachery Moore and Arwood dealt crack cocaine for Barry Moore from his Greeneville residence. Other co-defendants Fitzroy Turner, 35, and Anlushan Evans, 38, both of Greeneville, have sentencing hearings scheduled in the coming weeks.
Law enforcement agencies participating in the investigation included the Third District Judicial Drug Task Force, the DEA, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Wayne Taylor and former Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Corey Shipley represented the United States.
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