Madison
47° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Advertisement

Madison man sentenced to federal prison for drug, gun convictions

Published On: May 14 2014 03:55:29 PM CDT
Court generic

istock

MADISON, Wis. -

A Madison man was sentenced Wednesday to 87 months in federal prison for drug and firearm convictions, according to a state Department of Justice release.

David T. Taylor, 26, was sentenced for possessing 15 grams of heroin with intent to distribute and possessing two firearms as part of that drug offense, according to the release. Taylor pleaded guilty to the charges on March 13.

Madison police responded on Nov. 19, 2013, to a domestic violence call that had occurred several days earlier, officials said. When the victim was explaining the incident, they told officers that Taylor had posted a photo of himself on Facebook with a handgun that had an extended magazine. Officers confirmed the photo was posted, and they knew that Taylor, a convicted felon, had an outstanding arrest warrant for a probation violation.

Officers found Taylor at an apartment complex and arrested him, according to the release. A search warrant was executed at the apartment that Taylor had been staying at, and officers found a .40-caliber Glock pistol with an obliterated serial number and extended magazine, a .45-caliber Colt pistol, heroin and packaging material.

Taylor’s DNA was identified on both firearms and the packaging that contained the heroin, officials said. Taylor’s phone also held photos of the firearms and narcotics. When Taylor was arrested, he had $1,600 in his pants pockets, and police said he has never been gainfully employed.

Advertisement
  • Ferguson protests

    Lucas Jackson/Reuters

    Teen's shooting death sparks protests in Ferguson

    The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to step down as part of the effort by city officials to reform the Police Department, mostly stemming from criticism of the department's handling of Michael Brown's shooting death in August. Take a look at images of the protests surrounding Brown's death.

  • Robert De Niro, thumbs up

    Mohamad Dabbouss/Reuters

    Celebrity New Yorkers

    Taylor Swift was recently named New York's first Global Welcome Ambassador for its "Welcome To New York" campaign, a decision that has been met with much controversy, especially from New Yorkers. Take a look at these famous New Yorkers.

  • Tim Cook at Apple event

    Robert Galbraith/Reuters

    Celebrities who are out and proud

    Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, announcing that he is gay in a column in Bloomberg Businessweek. See some of the other celebrities who are openly gay -- and proud of it.

  • jack-o-lantern Halloween pumpkin

    Juliet James/SXC

    Halloween

    Games, recipes, trick-or-treating, scary movies and everything else you need to make your Halloween extra spooky.

  • Politician, politics, debate, election

    iStock / bns124

    Election Coverage

    Get up-to-date on political stories, Reality Check the latest political ads, learn about the candidates and find election results in our special section.

  • Ebola virus pink

    CDC

    Ebola special coverage

    Get the latest news on the Ebola outbreak and resources to help you learn more about the deadly virus.

Advertisement