Cape Coral man known as ‘Trigga Slim’ gets 10 years in prison for selling $5,000 in fentanyl

Montonio Moore, also known as “Trigga Slim,” earned an enhanced term of imprisonment…

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Montonio Moore, a Cape Coral man also known as “Trigga Slim,” will serve 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to selling more than $5,000 in fentanyl.

Moore, 40, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Court Judge John Badalamenti in the Fort Myers federal courthouse.

He was sentenced to an enhanced term of imprisonment because of prior serious drug offense convictions. His guilty plea was entered on Jan. 27.

On Aug. 27 a grand jury returned a one-count indictment against Moore charging that on June 12, 2020, he distributed 40 grams or more of fentanyl.

The sale was carried out in a sting operation involving a confidential source, the Cape Coral and Fort Myers police departments and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Fort Myers Resident Office.

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Having previously been convicted of a serious drug felony, Moore’s drug violations carried a minimum sentence of 10 years imprisonment and supervised release of at last eight years.

In the sentencing documents, federal prosecutors pointed to what they said was the “lone bright spot” in Moore’s employment record describing his efforts to cook and sell meals, doing business as “Slim’s Soul Food.”

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That aspect of Moore’s history was used in a request by the defendant in seeking to leave untouched future federal benefit eligibility, such as possible applications to the Small Business Administration.

Connect with breaking news reporter Michael Braun: MichaelBraunNP (Facebook)@MichaelBraunNP (Twitter) or mbraun@news-press.com.


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