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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Western District of Wisconsin

For Immediate Release

August 31, 2012

John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney

Contact: David J. Reinhard


Madison, Wis. – John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that a federal grand jury sitting in Madison returned a 14-count indictment on August 22, 2012, charging Damien D. Smith, 23, Kordarow Moore, 23, both of Madison, and Milton L. Moore, 22, Fitchburg, Wis., with conspiracy to distribute heroin and crack cocaine, and distribution of heroin and crack cocaine. Kordarow Moore and Milton Moore are brothers.

The indictment alleges that the conspiracy took place from April 2012 to about July 16, 2012. If convicted, Smith and Kordarow Moore face a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison and a maximum penalty of life. Milton Moore faces a maximum penalty of twenty years in prison.

The defendants were arrested on August 23, and they made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Madison yesterday. The defendants were ordered detained in custody pending their trial, which has been scheduled for February 25, 2013.

The charges against the defendants are the result of an investigation conducted by Madison Police Department- Special Investigations Unit, the Dane County Narcotics and Gang Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the ATF. The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Reinhard.

You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.