Skip to main content
Press Release

Cleveland man admits to drug charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Genghis Taylor, of Cleveland, Ohio, has admitted to a drug charge, Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Taylor, also known as “G,” 38, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base Within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location.” Taylor admitted to selling cocaine base, also known as “crack,” near Riverview Towers in Ohio County in May 2020.

Taylor faces at least one year and up to 40 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $2,000,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn M. Adkins is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge James P. Mazzone presided.

Updated July 22, 2021

Drug Trafficking