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Two Beloit men convicted of distributing heroin


MADISON (WKOW) -- Two Beloit men have been convicted in Federal Court of conspiracy to distribute heroin.

Maurice D. Vaughn, 38, and Maurice C. Lockhart were convicted Wednesday of conspiracy to distribute heroin, following a three-day jury trial before Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Conley in Madison.

Witnesses testified that during the summer of 2010, Vaughn supplied 50 to 80 bags of heroin each day to Lockhart and Carlos Ford, who then distributed it in the Beloit area.

They said customers contacted Vaughn to arrange heroin deals, and then Ford or Lockhart would deliver the drugs to customers.

Ford pleaded guilty to a federal heroin charge in early 2011 and was sentenced to five years in prison.

The investigation started when Beloit Police became concerned in the summer of 2010 over a number of heroin overdoses.

Vaughn is scheduled for sentencing on March 29, 2012 and Lockhart on April 9, 2012.

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