MADISON, Wis. -

A Beloit man was sentenced Friday for distributing heroin.

Jarrell Knight, 27, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to nine years in federal prison, to be followed by six years supervised release.

Knight was indicted by a grand jury on July 11, 2012, with four counts of distributing heroin in the Beloit area between May 2010 and April 2011. Knight pleaded guilty to one of the counts on Nov. 30, 2012.

At the sentencing, the judge noted the dangerousness and negative impact upon the community which heroin distribution presents. However, Conley determined that Knight deserved a sentence below the 188-235 months called for by the advisory sentencing guidelines.

The charges against Knight were the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, which consists of the Beloit Police Department, the Rock County Sheriff's Office and the FBI.