East Tennessee Man Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison
An East Tennessee man will spend the next 20 years in prison for his role in a drug trafficking ring. Earlier today (Thursday) in US District Court in Chattanooga, a federal judge sentenced 40 year old Matthew Moore of Bradley County to 240 months behind bars. Moore had plead guilty to an indictment charging him with one count of conspiring to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, one count of possessing with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine, and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.
In December 2019, law enforcement learned that a drug courier would be delivering multiple kilos of ice methamphetamine to Moore at his Bradley County home. Police intercepted the drug courier and found more than two kilograms of methamphetamine. Police also searched Moore’s residence and found, among other things, more than $66,000 in cash, at least 400 fentanyl pills and weapons. Police found crossbows and more than 145 firearms…including multiple handguns, shotguns and rifles, plus a sawed off shotgun along with a Chinese SKS carbine. Police also found a 40mm M203 grenade launcher in Moore’s home.
Moore will spend another 5 years’ supervised release upon getting out of prison.