Quincy, Illinois, Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Methamphetamine

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A Quincy, Illinois, man, Marcus Moore, 35, formerly of the 2800 block of East Bluff Court, was sentenced on October 3, 2022 to 120 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by 60 months of supervised release, by United States District Judge Sue Myerscough for distributing over 200 grams of pure methamphetamine in Quincy.

At the sentencing hearing, Moore was held accountable for the following acts: on January 15, 2021, Moore distributed 54.3 grams of highly pure methamphetamine; on February 9, 2021, he distributed 55 grams; on March 18, 2021, he distributed 80.5 grams; and on August 17, 2021, he possessed with the intent to distribute 24.6 grams. Moore has been detained since his arrest in August of 2021.

The statutory penalties for distributing more than 50 grams of methamphetamine are a minimum of ten years and up to a life term of imprisonment, up to a $10,000,000 fine, and up to five years of supervised release.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, Illinois State Police West Central Illinois Task Force, Quincy Police Department, and Adams County States Attorney’s Office were involved in the investigation and prosecution of this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Seberger represented the government in the prosecution.

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The case against Moore was brought as part of The Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative. The Department’s renewed commitment to Project Safe Neighborhoods establishes four fundamental principles to guide efforts to reduce violent crime: 1) build trust and legitimacy within communities; 2) invest in community-based prevention and intervention programs; 3) target enforcement and priorities to focus resources on identifying, investigating, and prosecuting the most significant drivers of gun violence and other violent crime; and, 4) measure results with the goal to reduce the level of violence in our communities and not to increase the number of arrests and prosecutions as if they were ends in themselves.