La Crosse man sentenced to 9.5 years for meth possession with intent to distribute
MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) — Jack Taylor of La Crosse was sentenced today to 9.5 years in federal prison for possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
Chief U.S. District Judge James Peterson cited the 35-year-old Taylor’s violent criminal history for the lengthy sentence.
La Crosse police executed a search warrant July 24 at Taylor’s residence, where they found more than 100 grams of methamphetamine, a drug ledger and a digital scale.
The search was the result of an investigation involving the La Crosse Police Department, La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office and Winona (Minn.) Police Department.
At the time of the search, Taylor was on bond from a felony drug trafficking case in La Crosse County and two drug trafficking cases in Houston County, Minn., according to court records. He also was on supervision in Houston County on a felony conviction for fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.
Peterson decried Taylor’s history of selling large amounts of methamphetamine, including continuing to sell the drug even after a trafficking arrest in La Crosse in January 2019.
Taylor, who pleaded guilty to the charge for which he was sentenced today, has 14 prior felony convictions.
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