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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Vermont

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Milton Man, Scott Taylor, Sentenced To 48 Months In Jail For Possession Of Stolen Firearms

Eugenia A.P. Cowles, the Acting United States Attorney for the District of Vermont, stated that Scott Taylor, 21, of Milton, Vermont, was sentenced on March 25, 2015 by United States District Court Judge William K. Sessions III, to 48 months in prison for being in possession of stolen firearms.  Taylor was also sentenced to 3 years of supervised release following his release from prison.

          According to Court records, Taylor committed a number of residential burglaries in Vermont during which he stole firearms and other items.  Subsequently, Taylor traded some of the stolen firearms to an out-of-state drug dealer in exchange for heroin.                                                                                                                   

          Taylor was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 20, 2014.  He pled guilty to possessing stolen firearms on August 18, 2014.  He has been detained in prison since October 7, 2014.

            This case was investigated by the Vermont State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (“ATF”).  The United States Attorney, Eugenia A. P. Cowles, commends those agencies for their work.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nancy J. Creswell.  The defendant was represented by Attorney Michael Desautels of the Office of the Federal Public Defender.

Updated June 22, 2015