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

Friday, November 18, 2016

D.C. Heroin Dealer Sentenced for Distribution

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Anthony Taylor, 59, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 42 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute heroin. 

Taylor pleaded guilty on August 12.  According to court documents, Taylor was a member of a crew that distributed heroin in and around the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  The leader of the crew was Taylor’s cousin, Allen Christopher Morton, who has pleaded guilty to federal gun and drug charges.  When customers drove to Morton’s residence in Washington, D.C., Taylor would walk outside, deliver heroin to the customers who were typically waiting in their vehicles and collect drug proceeds on Morton’s behalf.  Taylor worked for Morton delivering heroin for approximately two-and-a-half years.  During that time period, Taylor and his co-conspirators distributed between 700 grams and 1 kilogram of heroin. 

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Karl C. Colder, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Washing5ton Field Division, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis, III.  Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Tyler McGaughey prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 1:16-cr-171.

Drug Trafficking
Updated November 18, 2016