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Pemiscot County Man Sentenced to 140 Months in Prison for Selling Methamphetamine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

CAPE GIRARDEAU – U.S. District Judge Matthew T. Schelp on Tuesday sentenced a Pemiscot County, Missouri man who sold methamphetamine three times to undercover drug task force officers to 140 months in prison.

Davario D. Taylor, 34, of Caruthersville, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Cape Girardeau in October to two counts of distribution of methamphetamine and one count of aiding and abetting the distribution of methamphetamine. He admitted selling a total of about 341 grams of meth to a Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force Officer working with a confidential informant. On March 10, 2023, he sold about three ounces of meth for $250 an ounce. On March 22, 2023, he sold another three ounces. Five days later, he sold six ounces for $1,500.

Taylor has two prior felony drug sale convictions and a prior felony conviction for unlawful possession of a firearm, a sentencing memo says.

The Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force and the Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie Hunter prosecuted the case.


Robert Patrick, Public Affairs Officer,

Updated May 21, 2024

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