26 year old Woman pleads to firearms offenses in connection with drug trafficking

26 year old Woman pleads to firearms offenses in connection with drug trafficking

Scranton, PA

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Stephani Taylor, age 26, of Plymouth, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty on February 1, 2019, to using a firearm in connection with a drug trafficking crime before U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Taylor admitted to stealing firearms and exchanging them for bundles of heroin between December 2016 and September 2017, in Luzerne County.

Taylor’s codefendant, Michael Wilson, pleaded guilty on January 30, 2019, to distributing heroin and unlawfully possessing firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking.

The case was investigated by special agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and the Kingston Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa is prosecuting the case.

Judge Mannion ordered a presentence investigation to be completed. Sentencing will be scheduled at a later date.

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