JAM | Feb 5, 2023

Jamaican deportee jailed for drugs and illegally re-entering America

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Sentenced to seven-year imprisonment

Durrant Pate/Contributor

Jamaican deportee and American felon, Norman Moore has been jailed for seven years followed by five years of supervised release for drug charges and illegal re-entry into the United States.

Moore, also known as Lynn Brown, received the sentence at the US District Court of Maryland for conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine and illegally re-entering the US, having been previously removed.

The US Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) says the Jamaican deportee was apprehended by its Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Baltimore.

ICE reports that Moore has a previous conviction for conspiracy to distribute marijuana in June 1997.

History of drug convictions

ICE Field Office Director, Lyle Boelens of ERO Baltimore says, “Norman Moore has a history of drug convictions and unlawfully entering the US to conduct criminal activities…We simply cannot let criminals like Moore walk free among the law-abiding residents that we have sworn to protect.”

He adds, “ERO Baltimore is constantly working to ensure that Maryland is not a safe haven for international criminals. “We remain dedicated to protecting our communities.”

According to ICE, “Moore initially entered the US on “an unknown date, at an unknown location, and without having been inspected or admitted by an immigration official.” ERO officers first encountered Moore when he was serving a 70-month prison sentence in Allenwood Federal Correctional Complex in Allenwood, Pennsylvania.

Moore, who had been convicted of conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, admitted to ERO officers that he had unlawfully entered the US. In June 1998, ICE reported that ERO Philadelphia served Moore with a final administrative removal order.

Moore removed from the US

ERO Boston removed Moore from the US to Jamaica upon the completion of his incarceration in April 2002. However, Moore unlawfully re-entered the US on “an unknown date, at an unknown location, and without having been admitted or inspected by an immigration official.”

In November 2019, ICE explained that deportation officers from ERO Baltimore, working with US Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Baltimore and Maryland State Police, apprehended Moore during a vehicle stop. The authorities seized 10.1 kilograms of a fentanyl/heroin mixture, a large amount of US currency and other paraphernalia associated with drug trafficking organizations.

ERO Baltimore has lodged a detainer on Moore to initiate removal proceedings upon completion of his incarceration. In fiscal year (FY) 2022, ERO arrested 46,396 noncitizens with criminal histories; this group had 198,498 associated charges and convictions.

These included 21,531 assault offenses; 8,164 sex and sexual assault offenses; 5,554 weapons offenses; 1,501 homicide-related offenses; and 1,114 kidnapping offenses.


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