Wise Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Selling Synthetic Pot

A Wise County business owner has plead guilty to selling synthetic pot.

Bradford Levi Moore, 37, of Wise, Virginia, previously pled guilty to one count of conspiring to distribute synthetic cannabinoids. Last week in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, Moore was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison.

“Synthetic forms of drugs have deadly effects on the body and the brain, even more so than common street drugs,” United States Attorney Fishwick said today.

According to evidence presented at previous hearings by Assistant United States Attorney Zachary T. Lee, Moore admitted to being a distributor of synthetic cannabinoids in Wise County, Virginia from January 2013-January 2015. On January 22, 2015, a controlled delivery of synthetic cannabinoids was made to Moore at his business in Wise County.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Wise County Sheriff’s Department and the Southwest Virginia Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Zachary T. Lee prosecuted the case for the United States.

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