PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - U.S. Attorney Neil for the Eastern District of Virginia H. MacBride announced Tuesday two Portsmouth defendants were sentenced for importing Methylone from China.
Keith Taylor, 28, and Caroline Elizabeth Taylor, 24, (no relation) were sentenced in two separate conspiracies to import Methylone into the U.S. Taylor was sentenced to 135 months in prison and 3 subsequent years of supervised release, and Caroline Taylor was sentenced to 96 months in prison and 3 subsequent years of supervised release.
U.S. District Judge Mark S. Davis sentenced the two after Keith pled guilty January 29 and Caroline pled guilty April 2. Keith ordered between 20 and 30 kilograms of Methylone from China to his home via the internet between June 2011 and June 2012 and sold them to local dealers.
Caroline and a co-conspirator Timothy Moor, Jr. ordered Methylone from a Chinese lab in August 2012 and had it delivered to a third-party in Portsmouth who was using the name of a tenant who had moved from the location. Caroline and Moore imported six to eight kilograms of Methylone in less than three months and sold them to a dealer for distribution.
Moore will be sentenced July 31.
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