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Anchorage Man Sentenced to 23.5 Years for His Role in Drug and Gun Conspiracy

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 09, 2009
  • District of Alaska (907) 271-5071

ANCHORAGE, AK—United States Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today, December 9, 2009, that Timothy Ray Moore, of Anchorage, Alaska, was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage to 23.5 years for his role in a violent multi-defendant drug conspiracy.

Chief United States District Court Judge Ralph R. Beistline imposed the 262-month sentence on Moore, age 28.

According to information presented in court by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Russo, Moore conspired to distribute over 50 grams of crack cocaine, over 500 grams of methamphetamine, and over 100 grams of heroin over the period July 2005, through September 2008. Moore was arrested on September 18, 2008, at an Anchorage residence where police found approximately one kilogram of methamphetamine, a quarter kilogram of heroin, two semi-automatic pistols, and over $45,000. In the course of the investigation, a dozen firearms were recovered, including two machine guns. Moore’s accomplices include Phonesavanh Vongthongdy, a/k/a "Noi," age 22, Kenese Sene, age 36, Seirosa Sia Milo, a/k/a "Losa," age 28, Miguel Robles, age 24, Vaughan Erickson, age 30, Harold Cogo Graham, age 23, and Patrick Allen Osburn, age 27. All have pled guilty and are awaiting sentencing. Alleged ringleader Juan Manuel Mendiola is scheduled for trial in February 2010.

Prior to imposing sentence on Moore, Judge Beistline noted that Moore had been committing crimes since age 11, and told Moore that “[b]asically your entire adult life has been spent as a criminal.” Judge Beistline added that he had been “unable to find any redeeming social qualities” in Moore, and sentenced him as a career offender.

The Anchorage Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Unit and Special Assignment Unit, the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the DEA Anchorage District Office conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case. The case was handled by AUSA Frank Russo, Deputy Criminal Chief, and Special Assistant United States Attorney Christine Thoreson. SAUSA Thoreson is one of two prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office who are on loan from the Municipality of Anchorage as a result of the Anti-Gang and Youth Violence federal grant.

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