BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Federal agents yesterday arrested two individuals charged with distributing fentanyl that resulted in death and serious bodily injury, announced U.S. Attorney Prim Escalona and Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Special Agent in Charge Clay Morris.
A three-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges Anthony Shawn Clark, 33, Huntsville, and Tamara Denise Moore, 23, Huntsville, with distributing fentanyl and also with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute fentanyl. The grand jury returned the indictment again Clark and Moore in July.
According to the indictment, from May 2019 through May 2020, Clark and Moore engaged in a conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, specifically fentanyl. On June 2, 2019 in Madison County, Clark distributed fentanyl which resulted in the death of an individual from the use of the drug. On May 20, 2020, Clark and Moore distributed fentanyl that caused serious bodily injury to an individual from the use of the drug.
The maximum penalty for conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute a controlled substance is 20 years in prison.
The penalty for distributing a controlled substance that results in death or serious bodily injury is 20 years to life in prison and a maximum $1 million fine.
DEA investigated the case, along with Madison Police Department and Huntsville-Madison County STAC. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert J. Becher Sr. is prosecuting the case.
An indictment contains only charges. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.