East St. Louis Man Sentenced on Crack Cocaine Charges
Anthony Montez Taylor, 45, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was sentenced in United States District Court in East St. Louis, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. The Court determined that Taylor was a career offender under the United States Sentencing Guidelines, and then sentenced Taylor to 144 months imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release. The Court also imposed a fine of $400 and a special assessment of $100. Taylor had previously entered a plea of guilty to a single count of Possession with the Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine.
Information contained in the Stipulation of Facts, which was filed at the time of the plea, shows that on March 5, 2012, officers of the Fairmont City Police Department conducted a business check at a motel in Fairmont City, Illinois. Officers smelled the odor of marijuana coming from a room occupied by Taylor and investigated. During a subsequent search of the room, officers located 42.8 grams of crack cocaine, which Taylor admitted belonged to him.
Evidence in support of the indictment was obtained in an investigation by the Fairmont City Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Randy G. Massey.