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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Beloit Man Sentenced for Distributing Crack Cocaine

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Marlon Kilgore, 31, Beloit, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William Conley to 36 months in federal prison for distributing crack cocaine.   Kilgore pleaded guilty to this charge on April 21, 2016.

Kilgore distributed a total of 33 grams of crack cocaine on four occasions from August to October 2015.  After he was indicted by a federal grand jury for these offenses in February 2016, he was arrested at his residence in Beloit where officers found a loaded firearm and another 26 grams of crack cocaine. 

In sentencing Kilgore, Judge Conley stated that Kilgore was motivated by money and his choice to continue a criminal lifestyle. 

The charges against Kilgore were the result of an investigation conducted by G-ROC, a task force formed through the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Violent Crime Initiative, to address gang and drug-related violence in Rock County through the coordination of investigations among local and federal law enforcement agencies.  Its members include the FBI; Rock County Sheriff’s Office; Rock County District Attorney’s Office; Beloit Police Department; and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Antonio M. Trillo. 

Topic: 
Drug Trafficking
Updated June 23, 2016