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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Houston Man Pleads Guilty in Methamphetamine Trafficking Conspiracy


U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that MICHAEL RAY TAYLOR, age 47, of Houston, Texas, pled guilty today to one count of conspiring to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine. 

TAYLOR faces a minimum term of imprisonment of ten years, a maximum life sentence, a fine of up to $10,000,000, and up to five years of supervised release.  U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier set sentencing for October 13, 2016. 

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration, with assistance from the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana State Police in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Long is in charge of the prosecution.


Drug Trafficking
Updated June 24, 2016