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Beloit Man sentenced to nine years for distributing heroin

February 11, 2013

Madison, Wis. - John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Jarrell Knight, 27, Beloit, Wis., was sentenced Friday, February 8, by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to nine years in federal prison, to be followed by six years supervised release, for distributing heroin.

Knight was indicted by a grand jury on July 11, 2012, with four counts of distributing heroin in the Beloit area between May 2010 and April 2011. Knight pleaded guilty to one of the counts on November 30, 2012.

At the sentencing, Judge Conley noted the dangerousness and negative impact upon the community which heroin distribution presents. However, Conley determined that Knight deserved a sentence below the 188-235 months called for by the advisory sentencing guidelines.

The charges against Jarrell Knight were the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, which consists of the Beloit Police Department, Rock County Sheriff’s Office, and Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Anderson.


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