Alabama man indicted for allegedly having illegal machine gun, a pistol equipped with ‘Glock switch’

Published 3:58 pm Thursday, April 27, 2023

An Alabama man was indicted this week for allegedly having an illegal machine gun, federal officials said.

A federal grand yesterday indicted a Bessemer man for illegal possession of a machine gun, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Carlton L. Peeples.

A one-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges De’Andre Dewayne Moore, 20, with possession of a machine gun.

According to the indictment, in December 2022, Moore illegally possessed a Glock 9mm pistol equipped with a “Glock switch” – an after-market device designed to illegally convert a semiautomatic Glock pistol into a fully automatic machine gun.

The maximum penalty for possession of a machine gun is 10 years in prison.

FBI investigated the case, along with the Bessemer Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael A. Royster is prosecuting the case.