Distribution of Narcotics and Laundering

Distribution of Narcotics
Laundering Proceeds

Earlier this week, in U.S. District Court, Adrian Tate Taylor, a man who authorities say directed a drug ring between Texas and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which provided a considerable amount of Pittsburg's cocaine, pled guilty to the federal drug charges of money laundering and the distribution of narcotics.

According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Mr. Taylor disclosed his part of a complex scheme beginning in 2009 that purportedly shipped in excess of 70 kilograms of cocaine to Pennsylvania which originated from the State of Texas.

Mr. Taylor, who was indicted last year, will forfeit $700,000 in cash and his car as part of his plea agreement. Found guilty of two earlier felony drug charges against him, in one case he has now pled guilty to the charge of the distribution of narcotics and related charges, and correspondingly pleaded guilty to a direct charge of laundering of which the proceeds of the sales profited his illicit business.

Last year, after monitoring numerous deals using 11 informants in addition to live surveillance, pole cameras Taylor was arrested by the U.S. attorney's Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force along with numerous additional men. Other means of surveillance used in the sting were cell phone tapping, pen registers, and “trash pulls” which are a technique for attaining evidence that frequently affords legal grounds to acquire a search warrant based on its findings.

According to his criminal defense attorney, he will be looking at a minimum of 20 years to a possibility of life imprisonment once he is sentenced this coming January., There is the possibility that he possibly may be aided from a cooperation agreement that was agreed upon by office of the United States.

Any allegations for the distribution of narcotics on a state or federal level are serious. Laundering the proceeds exacerbates the charges and can increase the term of sentencing if a conviction is achieved by the prosecution. If you are charged with any of the offenses listed in the above article a qualified criminal defense lawyer is needed to protect your rights and fight any charges brought forth by the prosecution on your behalf.

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