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Columbia man indicted for drug and gun charges 


A Columbia man was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday, according to a press release.

Walter Antwine Moore, 42, was arrested twice, once on Jan. 7 in St. Joseph and once on Feb. 10 in Kansas City. In St. Joseph, he was allegedly found with methamphetamine and a gun. Law enforcement found 2,300 fentanyl pills during the February arrest.

Moore has been detained in federal custody without bond since his arrest.

The indictment charges Moore with one count of possessing methamphetamine 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.

According to court documents, law enforcement officers contacted Moore when he arrived at a train station Feb. 10 in Kansas City.

Moore became confrontational with the detective who questioned him, court documents say, and attempted to run away. He was tackled by the detective and detained with the assistance of other detectives and tactical response officers. Officers found a bundle wrapped in clear cellophane containing about 2,300 fentanyl pills, court documents say.

During the St. Joseph arrest, police officers were dispatched to Speedy’s Convenience Store to investigate a report of a man who reportedly stole a bag of potato chips and was trying to sell drugs. Officers searched his vehicle and found a baggy that contained numerous clear plastic baggies with a total of 284.8 grams of methamphetamine. Officers also found a loaded gun in the car.

Moore has prior felony convictions, according to the press release.

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Ryan Shiner


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