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Drug Dealer Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison and Fined Almost Two Million Dollars

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In March of 2017, Hernando County Vice and Narcotics detectives received information that Robert Moore of Brooksville was selling large amounts of prescription pills, out of his residence.

An investigation was initiated.

During the investigation, narcotics detectives facilitated multiple hand-to-hand, controlled purchases, for pills and other controlled substances, from Robert Moore at his residence.

As a result of the investigation, detectives obtained a search warrant for Moore’s residence.  In June of 2017, detectives, along with the HCSO SWAT team and other agency assets, executed a search warrant at Moore’s residence.

During the search warrant, detectives located multiple pills, in prescription bottles without labels, firearms, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and U.S. currency (proceeds from previous drug sales).

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Robert Moore was located inside the residence and subsequently placed under arrest.

The case investigation information and evidence was recently presented during a jury trial for Moore.  The jury presented a GUILTY verdict, and Moore was sentenced as follows:

        Count 1 – Trafficking in Oxycodone more than 28 Grams but less than 30 Kilograms
o       15 Years Minimum – Mandatory

        Count 2 – Trafficking in Hydromorphone more than 28 Grams but less than 30 Kilograms
o       25 Years Minimum – Mandatory

        Count 3 – Trafficking in Oxymorphone more than 28 Grams but less than 30 Kilograms
o       15 Years – Minimum – Mandatory

        Count 4 – Firearms Charge – Dropped during trial

        Count 5 – Possession of Methadone
o       Sentenced to Time Served

        Count 6 – Possession of Alprazolam
o       Sentenced to Time Served

        Count 7 – Possession of Cannabis
o       Sentenced to Time Served

        Count 8 – Possession of Paraphernalia
o       Sentenced to Time Served.

It should be noted that Moore received three different prison sentences, for counts one through three.  The time will run concurrently; therefore, he will serve 25 years.

Additionally, Moore was fined almost two million dollars.

Again, in order to be most effective in prosecuting cases such as this, detectives must rely on support from and cooperation with the State Attorney’s Office.  The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office will continue to work hand-in-hand with the State Attorney’s Office of the Fifth Judicial Circuit to remove drugs and drug dealers from the streets of Hernando County.

Lisa MacNeil
Lisa MacNeil
Lisa MacNeil is a reporter for the Hernando Sun as well as a business technology developer, specializing in website development, content management systems, and data analysis.
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