Coryell County: Man Snared In Sting Pleads Guilty In Cocaine Distribution Case

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email

(December 13, 2012)--A man snared in June in a sting in Coryell County pleaded guilty Thursday to possessing cocaine with intent to distribute the drug.

U.S. District Judge Walter S. Smith, Jr., set Brandon Christopher Taylor for sentencing on Feb. 13, 2013.

A document presented in Waco's federal court on Thursday says on June 26 the deputy had arranged to make a drug by from two men who were sitting in a pick up truck in a parking lot.

When the deputy approached the truck and spoke to the driver and his passenger through an open window, he was able to see several plastic bags that contained what the deputy believed to be cocaine.

The deputy returned to his car under the guise of getting his money and signaled to other officers to surround the truck.

The driver noticed the presence of law officers and ran from his truck, however he was caught s short time later.

Taylor, the passenger, also attempted to run but was taken into custody immediately.

During an inventory of the vehicle, officers found a handgun on the passenger side floorboard, recovered baggies of what later would test to be cocaine, and located a small plastic bottle that contained an amount of cocaine base, also known as "crack" cocaine.

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