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Cleveland man sentenced to 10 years for drug charge

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Genghis Taylor, of Cleveland, Ohio, was sentenced today to 120 months of incarceration for a drug charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Taylor, also known as “G,” 38, pleaded guilty in July 2021 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.

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

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated January 27, 2022

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