February 6, 2019

Monroe County man guilty in heroin trafficking conspiracy

SCRANTON – A Tobyhanna man pleaded guilty in federal court to participating in a drug trafficking conspiracy. 

Arthur Taylor, 36, participated in a drug trafficking conspiracy that was responsible for distributing more than 100 grams of heroin (equivalent to more than 4,000 retail bags), marijuana, crack cocaine, percocet, and molly in the Poconos and in the state of Maine beginning in 2010 and for several years thereafter.

Taylor admitted to being a member of the Black P-Stones, a street gang whose male members were “beaten-in” to the gang and whose female members were” sexed-in” to the gang. Taylor and other P-Stones obtained heroin and other drugs from suppliers in New York and distributed them to others in Monroe County and in Maine. The P-Stones used females to transport the drugs to Maine. 

Taylor will be sentenced at a later date.  He faces ten years to life in prison.


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