A Crab Orchard man was recently sentenced to seven years in prison for trafficking methamphetamine, heroin and Xanax.
Jody Taylor, 34, pleaded guilty on March 3 to two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, third-offense operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, driving on a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia.
In exchange for the guilty plea, Commonwealth’s Attorney Ronnie Bowling recommended a seven-year prison sentence on the two first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance charges, and 12-month jail sentences on the remaining charges.
The sentences will all be served concurrently, or at the same time, for a total sentence of seven years in prison.
Taylor was also ordered to pay a $1,052.80 fine.
Taylor was initially stopped on Oct. 20, 2019, for several traffic violations by the Williamsburg Police Department, according to a police department release.
Officer Dorman Patrick Jr. conducted the investigation and was assisted by Officer Cody Jeffries and former Officer Justin Taylor.