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Beloit man sentenced to nearly seven years in prison for selling heroin

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Gazette staff
May 28, 2011

A 38-year-old Beloit man will serve almost seven years in prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to selling heroin in Janesville while on supervised release.


Tywon Cannon was sentenced Thursday in federal court. Judge William Conley ordered Cannon to serve three years in prison but added another 46 months to his sentence after reviewing facts from a prior federal kidnapping conviction in Illinois.


Cannon was on supervised release when he was charged with distribution of heroin last year in Janesville. Conley indicated that the lengthy prison term was necessary because of Cannon’s history and return to criminal activity after being released from prison on the kidnapping charge.


Cannon will not be eligible for parole.


The conviction was the result of an investigation conducted by the Janesville Police Department and Rock County Sheriff’s Office, according to a news release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Anderson handled the prosecution.



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