Two Portsmouth residents sentenced for importing methylone from China

Posted at 10:29 PM, Jul 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-02 22:30:15-04

Portsmouth, Va. – On Tuesday, two people from Portsmouth learned their fate after pleading guilty to importing Methylone into the U.S. from China.

Officials say Keith Taylor used the internet to purchase 20-30 kilograms of the substance. They say he bought ten orders from China and had them delivered to his home in Portsmouth over a year’s time. He then sold the substance to dealers in the area.

Keith Taylor was sentenced to 11 years and 3 years of supervised release. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import methylone on January 29th.

Caroline Taylor also pleaded guilty in a separate case to conspiracy to import methylone back in April of this year.

Officials say Caroline Taylor and a co-conspirator ordered the substance from a lab in China in August. They also distributed the substance to dealers. After issuing a search warrant, officers found a large amount of money and 1.6 kilograms of Methylone in their Portsmouth home.

Caroline Taylor was sentenced to 8 years in prison with 3 years of supervised release.

The co-conspirator, Timothy Moore, will be sentenced on July 31st.