An armed fentanyl distributor operating in South Florida was arrested on federal charges, which carry a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life, the Justice Department said in a statement.
James Nevin Moorman, 62, of Coral Springs, was charged with “possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance,” “distribution of a controlled substance,” and “possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug offense.”
According to the document, these offenses are punishable with a minimum of 15 years in prison and a maximum of life imprisonment.
The man, who was closely monitored by law enforcement, made two purchases of the substance in August 2022 with the help of undercover agents. At that point, Moorman sold approximately 100 grams of fentanyl to a confidential source.
“The following month, the confidential source and an undercover officer successfully purchased 266 grams of fentanyl from the same supplier,” the indictment states.
With all the evidence in hand, in January 2023, South Florida police raided Moorman’s storage unit and seized over a kilogram of fentanyl, over 500 grams of cocaine, compound pills and two AR-style rifles, one of which was machine gunned. There was a gun. , the Justice Department said.
It clarifies that in so far as it is a charge where the presumption of innocence of the detainee shall be respected until his guilt is proved.
America has strengthened fentanyl chase Because of the high number of annual deaths caused by this substance.
In December a Florida grand jury indicted enfermera catherine shannon duntonA Martin County resident, of tampering with anesthetic capsules to steal medical-grade liquid fentanyl.
According to the indictment, while working as a nurse at the Martin County Ambulatory Surgery Center, Dunton, 54, dispensed liquid fentanyl from various capsules or vials, then filled them with saline and later returned the adulterated vials to their original locations. gave. surgery.
More than 100,000 people died of drug overdoses in the US between May 2020 and April 2021, and fentanyl was found in 64% of those cases.
October 2020 to September 2021, Overdose killed 7,574 people in Florida aloneas against 7,422 reported a year earlier.
Fentanyl is a synthetic drug which is in high demand in the country. On December 3, the Attorney General’s Office in Mexico reported the seizure of some 660 pounds of this substance, which were found inside coconuts that had been transported in a truck bound for the United States.