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John Wayne Taylor sentenced for selling cocaine in Fayette County. John Wayne Taylor sentenced for selling cocaine in Fayette County.
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United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced on Wednesday, Feb. 19 that a Scarbro man was sentenced in a drug investigation.

John Wayne Taylor, Jr., 37, of Scarbro, West Virginia, was sentenced in federal court in Charleston.  He will serve two years and nine months in federal prison for distributing cocaine.  Taylor pleaded guilty in November of 2013.  He admitted that on May 30, 2013, he sold approximately .41 grams of cocaine to an individual cooperating with the police. The drug deal took place near Scarbro. 

When the sentence was set, the Court also considered Taylor's admission that he had sold 300 oxycodone pills and approximately 4 grams of cocaine.
 
Taylor was sentenced by United States District Judge Thomas E. Johnston.  The case was investigated by the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force.  Taylor is being held in the South Central Regional Jail.