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Admitted Stamford Drug Dealer Who Crashed Into Police Cruisers During Chase Sent To Prison

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A convicted drug dealer from Fairfield County with a lengthy rap sheet is heading back to prison after admitting to distributing crack and cocaine before attempting to flee investigators and crashing into several police cars.

Marcus “Sparks” Moore, 41, of Stamford, was sentenced in New Haven district court to 30 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for distributing crack and powder cocaine in the area.

In August and September last year, investigators executed five separate controlled purchases of crack cocaine from Moore, U.S. Attorney John Durham said. During the fifth controlled purchase, Moore distributed cocaine, instead of crack.

On Sept. 20 last year, during an attempted controlled purchase of drugs, Moore sped away from undercover law enforcement officials, eventually crashing into three police cruisers, prompting his arrest.

A subsequent search of Moore’s residence found “quantities of cocaine and crack, Durham said. On Feb. 12, Moore pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, cocaine base.

Durham noted that Moore’s criminal history includes state convictions for narcotics, firearm, assault, robbery and escape offenses.

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