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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Alabama

For Immediate Release

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Kenyen R. Brown
, United States Attorney
Contact: Tommy Loftis

Defendant Sentenced for Prohibited Possession of Firearm

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announces today that Shawn Ephisian Taylor of Mobile was recently sentenced following an April 2014 guilty plea to a charge of being an illegal drug user in possession of a firearm.

Possession of a firearm by an illegal drug user is a violation of Title 18, United States Code Section 922(g)(3). Taking into account the Defendant’s criminal history and the circumstances of the offense, Chief United States District Court Judge William H. Steele imposed a sentence of 70 months. The sentence of imprisonment will be followed by a three year term of supervised release.

This case was investigated by Sgt. Louis Screws of the Mobile Police Department and is assigned as a Task Force Officer with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

Nashville Field Division