Beloit man gets 20 years for heroin

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Friday, March 30, 2012
— Maurice D. Vaughn, 38, Beloit, was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute heroin in Beloit during 2010.

Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Conley sentenced Vaughn following a conviction by a federal court jury. U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil said in a press release that witnesses at the January trial testified that in the summer of 2010, Vaughn supplied 50 to 80 bags of heroin each day to Maurice Lockhart and Carlos Ford, who distributed the heroin in the Beloit area.

Ford is serving a five-year federal prison sentence in connection with the case. Lockhart is scheduled for sentencing April 9 after a federal jury rendered a guilty verdict.

The three convictions are the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force consisting of the Beloit Police Department, Rock County Sheriff's Office and the FBI.

Last updated: 7:50 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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