Braddock resident Domonique Taylor has pleaded guilty to felony drug trafficking, gun possession, and money laundering charges, according to an announcement made by Attorney General Michelle Henry. As a result, Taylor will be serving a prison sentence of 12 to 24 years, as determined by an Allegheny County Court Judge.
The arrest and subsequent conviction of Taylor came after a joint operation involving the Office of Attorney General and local law enforcement agencies. In March 2022, search warrants were executed at Taylor’s property, leading to the seizure of drugs, firearms, vehicles, and over $545,000 in cash.
Attorney General Henry highlighted the significance of this operation, stating, “This was one of the largest seizures of fentanyl we have had in Pennsylvania, and we hope this significant sentence sends a message to anyone peddling these poisons in our neighborhoods.” She further emphasized the dangerous connection between drug trafficking and the use of firearms, stating that each weapon poses a direct threat to public safety. Thanks to the cooperation between local law enforcement agencies, Taylor’s illicit activities involving deadly substances have been brought to an end.
The search of Taylor’s home and garage yielded substantial evidence. Law enforcement agents discovered approximately 14 kilograms of fentanyl, equivalent to 700,000 individual doses, along with 288 grams of cocaine, marijuana, 11 vehicles, six firearms, and $545,738 in cash. The street value of the seized fentanyl alone was estimated to be $1.4 million. It is worth noting that Taylor’s possession of firearms violated the law since he is a convicted felon.
Assisting the Office of Attorney General in the investigation were several local police departments, including Monroeville, Penn Hills, Elizabeth Township, Munhall, and Wilkinsburg. Senior Deputy Attorney General Tomm Mutschler led the prosecution of this case.