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Jamestown man found with 500 grams of cocaine sentenced to 10 years in prison

U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo sentenced Taylor Larson, 32, of Jamestown, to 10 years in prison for his conviction of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced Thursday.

On May 19, 2015, the Jamestown Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration searched his residence on Keller Road in Ashville and his 2005 gray Saab sedan and Jeep Liberty. During the search of the residence, officers found approximately 21 grams of cocaine in an upstairs bedroom, along with a roll of camouflage tape, baggies and a scale. An additional 36 grams of cocaine was found inside the Saab, and approximately 286 grams of cocaine was found inside the Jeep, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel L. Violanti, who handled the case.

Officers later searched a vacant apartment behind his residence and recovered an additional 300 grams of cocaine. Combined, over 500 grams of cocaine was seized from the defendant’s residence, Saab, Jeep and back vacant apartment.

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