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California Man Sentenced for Conspiring to Distribute Marijuana

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

ERIE, Pa. - A resident of Foster City, California, has been sentenced in federal court to 24 months in jail on his conviction of violating federal drug laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Robert Masaki Taylor II, 39. 

According to information presented to the court, from in and around September 2013 to in and around January 2015, Taylor and three co-defendants conspired to possess with intent to distribute and distribute one hundred kilograms or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of marijuana.

Assistant United States Attorney Marshall J. Piccinini prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Taylor.

Updated November 21, 2018

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