Roy Michael Moore, the 67-year-old Vietnam veteran who was caught by police with more than 40 marijuana plants he was growing in his house, was sentenced recently.
Moore was arrested in March when police, armed with a “knock and announce” warrant, after an anonymous source requested a welfare check on Moore. That’s when police found the plants. Police said judging by the total number of plants, which were all in various states of growth, Moore was in possession of at least 12 pounds of marijuana.
Moore was arrested for marijuana possession, (eight ounces or more) intentionally distributing or possessing with intent to distribute a controlled substance, (marijuana), and “intent to use or possess with intent to use drug paraphernalia to plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, conceal, inject, inhale, or otherwise introduce into the human body a controlled substance in violation of the controlled substance act.”
In Los Alamos County District Court last week, Moore appeared with his lawyer, Tyr Loranger to be sentenced.