News Release
Date: December 5, 2008
Contact: Rich Isaacson
Number: (313) 234-4310

30th Street Crack Dealer Pleads Guilty
- Taylor admitted to distributing over 350 grams of crack cocaine

DEC 5 -- LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Attorney David L. Huber of the Western District of Kentucky, announced today that Dejuane Taylor, of 1540 South Thirtieth Street, Louisville, Kentucky, pled guilty to distributing large quantities of crack cocaine.

During his guilty plea, Taylor admitted that on three different occasions, he distributed multiple-ounce quantities of crack cocaine. Specifically, Taylor admitted that on September 20, 2006, he distributed approximately 122 grams of crack cocaine. Taylor also admitted that on September 28, 2006, he distributed approximately 116 grams of crack cocaine. Finally, Taylor admitted that on March 14, 2007, he distributed approximately 117 grams of crack cocaine.

The maximum potential penalties are life imprisonment, a $12,000,000.00 fine, and supervised release for life. The minimum potential penalties are 10 years imprisonment and supervised release for a period of 5 years. The Indictment also demands forfeiture of all property constituting proceeds Taylor obtained as a result of the alleged drug trafficking offenses, as well as all property Taylor commit the alleged drug trafficking offenses.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas W. Dyke. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Louisville Field Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF) conducted the investigation in partnership with the Louisville Metro Police Department.

The plea was entered before Dave Whalin, Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Louisville, Kentucky, who will file a report and recommend that Parker’s guilty plea should be accepted by Thomas B. Russell, Chief Judge, United States District Court. Taylor is scheduled to be sentenced before Judge Russell on March 16, 2009, at 11:00 a.m., in Louisville, Kentucky.


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