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Local Alleged Fentanyl Dealer Facing 15 Years To Life After Federal Indictment

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James Moorman is facing up to life behind bars. (Licensed/Storyblocks).

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BROWARD COUNTY, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2023 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The United States Department of Justice says a Coral Springs man is now facing 15 years to life for alleged drug trafficking and weapons offenses.

According to DOJ: James Nevin Moorman, 62, of Coral Springs, Fla., has been charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, distributing a controlled substance, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. He faces a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum one of life in prison.   

According to the indictment, in August 2022 law enforcement conducted two controlled buys with Moorman where he 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 Moorman on a single occasion, said the indictment. In January 2023 law enforcement executed a search warrant on Moorman’s storage unit and seized over one kilogram of fentanyl, more than 500 grams of cocaine, an assortment of pills, and two AR-style rifles—one of which was a machine gun.  

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Markenzy Lapointe and Special Agent in Charge Christopher A. Robinson, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Miami Field Division, made the announcement.

ATF, Miami Field Division, is investigating the case with assistance from Broward Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney M. Catherine Koontz is prosecuting it.  

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