Previously deported Jamaican national arrested by ERO Baltimore sentenced to 7 years in prison for drug offenses and illegal re-entry

BALTIMORE — A Jamaican national and criminal arrested by Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Baltimore received an 84-month sentence followed by five years of supervised release on drug-related charges and illegal re-entry into the United States.

Norman Moore, aka Lynn Brown, was convicted in December 2022 in the US District Court of Maryland of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute fentanyl, heroin and cocaine and of illegally re-entering the United States after they were previously deported . In addition, Moore has previously been convicted of conspiracy to distribute marijuana in June 1997.

“Norman Moore has a history of drug abuse convictions and entering the United States illegally to conduct criminal activities,” said ERO Baltimore Field Director Lyle Boelens. “We just can’t let criminals like Moore roam free among the law-abiding residents we’re sworn to protect. ERO Baltimore works constantly to ensure Maryland is not a safe haven for international criminals. We remain committed to protecting our communities.”

Moore initially entered the United States on an undisclosed date, at an undisclosed location, and without being inspected or approved by an immigration officer.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ERO officers first encountered Moore while he was serving a 70-month sentence at the Allenwood Federal Correctional Complex in Allenwood, Pennsylvania. Moore, who was convicted of conspiracy to distribute and possess marijuana with intent to distribute marijuana, admitted to ERO officials that he entered the US illegally

In June 1998, ERO Philadelphia served a final removal order on Moore. ERO Boston brought Moore to Jamaica from the United States after completing his incarceration in April 2002.

However, Moore illegally entered the United States on an unknown date, at an unknown location, and without authorization or inspection by an immigration officer.

In November 2019, ERO Baltimore deportation officers working with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Baltimore and the Maryland State Police arrested Moore during a vehicle stop. Authorities seized 10.1 kilograms of a fentanyl/heroin mixture, a large quantity of US currency and other paraphernalia linked to drug trafficking organizations.

ERO Baltimore has placed a detainee on Moore to begin a removal process once his detention is complete.

In fiscal year (FY) 2022, ERO arrested 46,396 non-citizens with criminal records; This group had 198,498 associated charges and convictions. These included 21,531 assault offenses; 8,164 sexual offenses and sexual assaults; 5,554 gun offenses; 1,501 homicides; and 1,114 kidnapping offenses.

Members of the public may report crimes and/or suspicious activity by calling 866-347-2423 or by filling out the online tip form.

ERO, a division of ICE, upholds US immigration law, inside and outside our borders. ERO operations target public safety threats such as convicted criminal non-citizens and gang members who have violated our nation’s immigration laws, including those who re-enter the country illegally after being deported, and immigrant refugees ordered by federal immigration judges were to be deported. ERO deportation officers assigned to Interpol also assist in prosecuting foreign fugitives for crimes committed abroad at large in the United States. ERO manages all aspects of the immigration process, including identification and arrest, detention, bail management, supervised release, transportation and deportation. In addition, ERO repatriates non-citizens whose deportation has been ordered from the United States to more than 150 countries worldwide.

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