Portsmouth man sentenced to 21 years for heroin distribution

Linwood Taylor (Photo courtesy of the Portsmouth Police Department)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A Portsmouth was sentenced Tuesday for charges related to dealing heroin.

Linwood Taylor, 56, received a sentence of 21 years in prison and eight years of supervised release. He pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute heroin back on May 12.

According to court documents, Taylor distributed in excess of six kilograms of heroin over the course of a year and half in Portsmouth. He was arrested at the Rodeway Inn Motel where officers recovered nearly $9,000 in cash, 87 grams of heroin, 10 grams of cocaine, and a hydraulic press.

Taylor was also ordered to forfeit $393,799.

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