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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Pascagoula Man Sentenced to Over 24 Years in Federal Prison For His Involvement in Methamphetamine Conspiracy


Gulfport, Miss. – Tharon Jamell Taylor, 27, of Pascagoula, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Sul Ozerden, to serve 295 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine. Taylor was also ordered to pay a $3,000 fine.

On August 20, 2017, the FBI Safe Streets Task Force arrested Taylor as he attempted to obtain approximately 2 kilograms of methamphetamine shipped from Texas. During the investigation, agents learned that Taylor received methamphetamine on at least six different occasions. Upon arresting Taylor, law enforcement searched his apartment and found money, a scale, methamphetamine, cutting agents, and a gun. Taylor pled guilty on February 20, 2018.

The case was investigated by FBI Safe Streets Task Force in Pascagoula, Mississippi and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathlyn R. Van Buskirk.

Updated June 26, 2018