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Philadelphia Man Sentenced To 96 Months In Prison For Fentanyl Trafficking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

WILLIAMSPORT - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Naim Taylor, age 25, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 96 months of imprisonment on charges related to fentanyl trafficking.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Taylor was the manager of a drug trafficking organization that brought fentanyl from Philadelphia to Williamsport and other areas in the Middle District of Pennsylvania.  Taylor previously entered a guilty plea in which he admitted to being responsible for trafficking at least 74 grams of fentanyl, the equivalent of nearly 3,000 individual doses. Taylor’s sentence was enhanced because of his possession of a firearm in connection with these activities.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pennsylvania State Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey W. MacArthur prosecuted the case.

This case was brought as part of a district wide initiative to combat the nationwide epidemic regarding the use and distribution of heroin.  Led by the United States Attorney’s Office, the Heroin Initiative targets heroin traffickers operating in the Middle District of Pennsylvania and is part of a coordinated effort among federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who commit heroin related offenses.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

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Updated September 8, 2023

Drug Trafficking