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Previously removed Jamaican citizen apprehended by ERO Baltimore sentenced 7 years in prison for drug charges, illegal reentry

BALTIMORE – A Jamaican citizen and felon, apprehended by Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Baltimore, received an 84-month prison sentence followed by five years of supervised release for drug charges and illegal reentry into the United States. 

Norman Moore, aka Lynn Brown, received the sentence in December 2022 at the U.S. District Court of Maryland for conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine and for illegally reentering the U.S. having been previously removed. Additionally, Moore has a previous conviction for conspiracy to distribute marijuana in June 1997.

“Norman Moore has a history of drug convictions and unlawfully entering the conduct criminal activities,” said Field Office Director Lyle Boelens of ERO Baltimore. “We simply cannot let criminals like Moore walk free among the law-abiding residents that we have sworn to protect. ERO Baltimore is constantly working to ensure that Maryland is not a safe haven for international criminals. We remain dedicated to protecting our communities.”

Moore initially entered the U.S. on an unknown date, at an unknown location, and without having been inspected or admitted by an immigration official. 

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) 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 U.S.

In June 1998, ERO Philadelphia served Moore with a final administrative removal order. ERO Boston removed Moore from the U.S. to Jamaica upon the completion of his incarceration in April 2002.

However, Moore unlawfully reentered the U.S. on an unknown date, at an unknown location, and without having been admitted or inspected by an immigration official. 

In November 2019, deportation officers from ERO Baltimore, working with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Baltimore and Maryland State Police, apprehended Moore during a vehicle stop. Authorities seized 10.1 kilograms of a fentanyl/heroin mixture, a large amount of U.S. 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.

Members of the public can report crimes and/or suspicious activity by dialing 866-347-2423 or completing the online tip form.

ERO, a directorate of ICE, upholds U.S. immigration law at, within, and beyond our borders. ERO operations target public safety threats, such as convicted criminal noncitizens and gang members, who have violated our nation’s immigration laws, including those who illegally re-enter the country after being removed and immigration fugitives ordered removed by federal immigration judges. ERO deportation officers assigned to Interpol also assist in targeting foreign fugitives for crimes committed abroad at-large in the U.S. ERO manages all aspects of the immigration enforcement process, including identification and arrest, detention, bond management, supervised release, transportation, and removal. Additionally, ERO repatriates noncitizens ordered removed from the U.S. to more than 150 countries worldwide.

Learn more about ICE’s mission to increase public safety in your community on Twitter at @EROBaltimore.

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