Stamford Drug Dealer Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison

A Stamford man was sentenced on Thursday 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 Marcus Moore, also known as “Sparks,” 41.  During the fifth controlled purchase, Moore distributed cocaine instead of crack.

During an attempted sixth controlled purchase of crack, on Sept 20, 2019, 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.

The sentencing was announced by John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut.

This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force and the Stamford Police Dept.

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.