John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MARCUS MOORE, also known as “Sparks,” 41, of Stamford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing crack and powder cocaine.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in August and September 2018, investigators conducted five controlled purchases of crack cocaine from Moore. During the fifth controlled purchase, Moore distributed cocaine instead of crack.
On September 20, 2018, during an attempted sixth controlled purchase of crack, Moore sped away from law enforcement at a high rate of speed. Moore eventually crashed his vehicle into a law enforcement vehicle and was placed under arrest. A subsequent search of Moore’s residence revealed quantities of cocaine and crack.
On February 12, 2019, Moore pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, cocaine base (“crack”).
Moore’s criminal history includes state convictions for narcotics, firearm, assault, robbery and escape offenses.
This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force and the Stamford Police Department. The Task Force includes personnel from the DEA, Connecticut State Police and Norwalk, Stamford, Stratford, Milford, Bridgeport and Trumbull Police Departments. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Vizcarrondo.