A Beloit man has been sentenced to 36 months in federal prison for distributing heroin.
Antwon Taylor, 20, was sentenced Monday by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Conley.
Taylor was also sentenced to 36 months of supervised release following his prison term.
Taylor was charged with four counts of distributing heroin in the Beloit area in January through July 2011. Taylor pleaded guilty to one of the counts on Oct. 23, 2012.
At the sentencing, the judge noted the dangerousness and negative impact upon the community that heroin distribution presents.
However, Conley determined that Taylor deserved a sentence below the 57- 71 months called for by the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines based, in part, on Taylor's lack of any prior criminal record and his youth.
The charges against Taylor were the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, which consists of the Beloit Police Department, Rock County Sheriff's Office and the FBI.