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Moore pleads to federal weapons charge

A Bonne Terre man could be sentenced up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to a federal weapons charge.

Terry N. Moore, 33, pleaded guilty to one felony count of possession of firearms while being an unlawful user of and addicted to a controlled substance.  He appeared Monday afternoon before United States District Judge Carol E. Jackson, in St. Louis.

He now faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000.  Sentencing has been set for July 21.

The indictment alleged that on Oct. 12, 2007, Moore grew marijuana and was in possession of a firearm in relation to the growing operation.

Acting United States Attorney Michael W. Reap commended the work on the case by the Mineral Area Drug Task Force, the St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and Assistant United States Attorney Noelle Collins, who is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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