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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

New York Man Sentenced to Prison for Trafficking PCP in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Taylor Overton Foster, 28, of White Plains, N.Y., was sentenced today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 46 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his conviction on a phencyclidine (PCP) trafficking offense. 

The DEA arrested Foster on Feb. 8, 2017, after seizing seized approximately 508.9 grams (1.12 pounds) of PCP from him during an interdiction investigation at the Amtrak Train Station in Albuquerque.  Thereafter Foster was charged by criminal complaint with possessing PCP with intent to distribute on Feb. 8, 2017, in Bernalillo County, N.M.  Foster subsequently was indicted on Feb. 28, 2017, on the same charge.

On July 14, 2017, Foster pled guilty to a felony information charging him with possession of PCP with intent to distribute.  In entering the guilty plea, Foster admitted transporting PCP to Albuquerque on the Amtrak train on Feb. 8, 2017.  Foster further admitted that a DEA agent discovered the PCP in a leaking bottle inside Foster’s backpack. 

This case was investigated by the DEA Albuquerque District Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eva Fontanez prosecuted the case.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated February 7, 2018