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DOJ: Madison heroin dealer sentenced to more than 15 years in prison

Published On: Apr 08 2014 07:19:53 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 09 2014 01:49:22 PM CDT
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A Madison man was sentenced Tuesday to federal prison for distributing heroin, according to a state Department of Justice release.

Marcus Moore, 30, was sentenced to 188 months of federal prison and five years of supervised release, according to the release. Moore pleaded guilty to the charge of distributing over eight grams of heroin on Feb. 4.

On Sept. 12, 2013, a confidential informant with the Dane County Narcotics Task Force arranged to purchase a half-ounce of heroin from Moore, according to a criminal complaint. The informant met Moore on the East Side of Madison and gave him $1,200 for the heroin, but Moore only gave the informant 8.4 grams.

Moore was arrested after the delivery and he had the prerecorded money in his pocket, officials said. Moore’s DNA was also on the baggies of heroin.

Moore received a 188-month sentence because he has been selling drugs since he was 16, according to the release. He has two prior felony drug convictions and two felony convictions for fleeing or eluding police.

According to the release, Moore has never been gainfully employed and he has repeatedly violated prior terms of state probation.