News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 04, 2008
Contact: Thomas E. Murphy
(314) 538-4660

St. Louis Man Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for
Distributing MDMA (Ecstasy)

NOV 04 -- (EAST ST. LOUIS, IL) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on November 3, 2008, Conyell TAYLOR , age 32, of St. Louis, Missouri, was sentenced in the United States District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois.

TAYLOR , who on July 24, 2008, had pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute, and possession with intent to distribute MDMA (Ecstasy), was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment, ordered to pay a mandatory special assessment of $100, fined $500, and placed on 5 years of supervised release. TAYLOR , at his July 24, 2008 plea, admitted to conspiring to distribute 10,400 MDMA (Ecstacy) pills between April 24, 2007 and June 27, 2007.

The investigation was conducted under the auspices of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. The Drug Enforcement Administration led the investigation.

The case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Ranley R. Killian.