Illinois man who pleaded guilty to selling drugs in Madison sentenced

MADISON, Wis. — An Illinois man who pleaded guilty earlier this year to selling drugs in Madison was sentenced to nine years in federal prison Tuesday.

Department of Justice officials said Myron Macon, 50, of Hazel Crest, Ill. pleaded guilty in June to distributing crack cocaine, possessing crack cocaine and fentanyl with the intent to distribute, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release.

Macon allegedly sold cocaine to undercover officers in Madison five times between January and February of last year. A search of a Madison home allegedly operated by Macon and co-defendant Chaz Morris revealed 42 grams of fentanyl, 48 grams of crack cocaine, 206 grams of marijuana, over $33,000 in cash, digital scales, multiple cell phones and a loaded 9mm handgun. Macon was arrested at the home.

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Morris pleaded guilty to possessing over 40 grams of fentanyl with the intent to distribute and possessing a firearm as a felon. Last month, he was sentenced to six and a half years in prison.