Sikeston man sentenced to 87 months for drug and firearm charges

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. ó A Sikeston man was sentenced to spend over seven years in prison for drug and firearm charges.

According to the United States Attorneyís Office, Terrell M. Taylor, 29, was sentenced to 87 months imprisonment on one felony count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, one felony count of possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime and one felony count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He appeared before United States District Judge Ronnie L. White.

According to court records, on June 5, 2017, officers were dispatched to a residence in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival, officers observed the vehicle pulled into a parking space. Officers exited the patrol vehicle and approached the suspect vehicle. The driverís side window was down. Officers observed the suspect, later identified as Taylor, shift the gear into reverse, and the reverse lights on the vehicle turned on.

Officers commanded Taylor to stop the vehicle to which he did not comply. Taylor continued to back up and struck the patrol vehicle. Officers observed Taylor to shift the gear in what appeared to be drive. At that time, officers reached into Taylorís vehicle and grabbed his left wrist. Taylor shifted the vehicle into park and exited the vehicle. Taylor reached toward the right side of his waistband, and he was handcuffed at that time.

Upon searching Taylorís person, officers located a Hi-Point, model C9, 9 mm caliber firearm that was loaded with one round of ammunition in the chamber and six rounds of ammunition in the magazine located in his waistband and two baggies of a green, leafy substance located in Taylorís front left pants pocket.

One of the baggies contained three individually packaged baggies of suspected marijuana, and the other baggie contained loose suspected marijuana particles. Upon searching Taylorís vehicle, the following items were located: a jar with four large baggies of suspected marijuana, a digital scale, a box of sandwich bags, and a pair of scissors. Taylor possessed a total of 72 grams marijuana.

Taylor was previously convicted of tampering first degree in Scott County in 2010 and possession of a weapon at a correctional facility in New Madrid County in 2017.

This case was investigated by the Cape Girardeau Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney Keith D. Sorrell handled the prosecution for the Government.

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