"Teflon Defendant" charged again
Corey Moore, the longtime local suspect known as the "Teflon Defendant" for his ability to beat prosecutors in court, was indicted on federal drug and weapons charges, officials said Thursday.
A grand jury charged Moore, 35, of Takoma Park, late Wednesday on several counts, including possession with intent to distribute cocaine and PCP, possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and being a felon in possession of guns and ammunition, according to the U.S. Attorneys office in Maryland.
The charges came after what Takoma Park police described as a mundane stop of Moore as he was walking down the street carrying what an officer thought might be an open bottle of alcohol. Moore ran from the officer, who chased and caught him, according to police. The patrol stop stood in sharp contrast to lengthy, complicated investigations of Moore in the past.
Prosecutors said he could spend up to life in prison for the PCP charge, which involved at least 1 kilogram of the drug.
Vandy L. Jamison Jr., Moore's attorney, has said he expected his client to be exonerated at trial. Jamison said Thursday that he just learned of the indictment, and couldn't make an immediate comment on the specifics.
The indictment alleges that on Sept. 27, Moore possessed the drugs, along with "an Israel Weapon Industries, Model Desert Eagle, .44 caliber, semi-automatic pistol; and a Smith & Wesson, Model 64-3, .38 caliber revolver."
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