Sikeston man sentenced 87 months on marijuana, gun charges

Sikeston man sentenced 87 months on marijuana, gun charges
According to the United States Attorney’s Office, Terrell M. Taylor, 29, of Sikeston, Missouri, was sentenced on Feb. 19 to 87 months in prison (Source: KAIT-TV)

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - A Sikeston man has been sentenced on drug and gun charges.

According to the United States Attorney’s Office, Terrell M. Taylor, 29, of Sikeston, Missouri, was sentenced on Feb. 19 to 87 months in prison.

The charges included 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.

On July 5, 2017, Taylor struck a patrol vehicle.

Officers eventually found a Hi-Point, model C9, 9mm caliber that was found 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 Taylor’s front left pants pocket.

One of the baggies contained 3 individually packaged baggies of suspected marijuana, and the other baggie contained loose suspected marijuana.

After searching Taylor’s 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.

The case was investigated by the Cape Girardeau Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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