Quincy man gets 10-year sentence to federal prison for distributing more than 200 grams of meth

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Marcus Moore | Photo courtesy of Adams County Jail

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A Quincy man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, by U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough for distributing more than 200 grams of pure methamphetamine in Quincy.

At the sentencing hearing, Marcus Moore, 35, formerly of the 2800 block of East Bluff Court, was held accountable for the following acts:

  • On Jan. 15, 2021, Moore distributed 54.3 grams of highly pure methamphetamine;
  • On Feb. 9, 2021, he distributed 55 grams;
  • On March 18, 2021, he distributed 80.5 grams; and
  • On Aug. 17, 2021, he possessed 24.6 grams with the intent to distribute.

Moore has been detained since his arrest in August 2021.

The statutory penalties for distributing more than 50 grams of methamphetamine are a minimum of 10 years and up to a life term of imprisonment, up to a $10 million 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 State’s 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.

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:

  • build trust and legitimacy within communities;
  • invest in community-based prevention and intervention programs;
  • target enforcement and priorities to focus resources on identifying, investigating, and prosecuting the most significant drivers of gun violence and other violent crime; and
  • 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.

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