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Heroin Dealer Receives 188-Month Sentence

April 8, 2014

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Marcus Moore, 30, Madison, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to 188 months in federal prison, followed by a five-year term of supervised release, for distributing over eight grams of heroin.  Moore pleaded guilty to this charge on February 4, 2014.

On September 12, 2013, a confidential informant working with the Dane County Narcotics Task Force arranged to purchase a half-ounce of heroin from Moore.  The informant met Moore on the East Side of Madison and gave him $1,200 for the half-ounce, yet Moore only delivered 8.4 grams to the informant.  Moore was arrested immediately after the delivery and he had the prerecorded buy money in his pocket.  Moore’s DNA was also identified on the baggies that contained the heroin.

Moore received a 188-month sentence because he has been selling drugs since he was 16.  He has two prior felony drug convictions and two felony convictions for fleeing/eluding police.  Moore has never been gainfully employed and he has repeatedly violated prior terms of state probation.  Moore chose to sell heroin, despite the fact that all five of his brothers have previously been convicted of narcotics or firearms offenses in the Western District of Wisconsin.

The charge against Moore was the result of an investigation conducted by the Dane County Narcotics Task Force and Drug Enforcement Administration. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rita M. Rumbelow. 


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