Mar 14, 2023

Man arrested in St. Joseph indicted on meth, fentanyl, firearm charges

Posted Mar 14, 2023 9:53 PM


St. Joseph Post

A Columbia man was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday after he was arrested in St. Joseph with methamphetamine and a firearm, and then again in Kansas City with about 2,300 fentanyl pills.

42-year-old Walter Antwine Moore was charged in a four-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City Tuesday. The indictment replaces a federal criminal complaint that was filed against Moore this past February. Moore has been detained in federal custody without bond since his arrest.

The indictment charges Moore with one count of possessing meth with the intent to distribute, one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime, one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute.

Law enforcement contacted Moore when he arrived at a train station in Kansas City last month. Moore attempted to flee on foot, but was tackled and detained. Officers found a bundle wrapped in clear cellophane. The bundle contained approximately 2,300 fentanyl pills.

Moore had also been detained in St. Joseph this past January after officers received a report of a man reportedly stealing potato chips and trying to sell drugs. Officers searched Moore's vehicle and found a baggy that had a total of 284.8 grams of meth. They also found a loaded Glock .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun.

Moore has two prior felony convictions for robbery, two prior felony convictions for forgery, and prior felony convictions for possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of a weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm