Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

WV State News

January 11, 2013

Beckley man gets prison for post office break-in

BECKLEY — A Beckley man has been sentenced to one year in federal prison for breaking into a post office to seize packages of bath salts.

Prosecutors said that 31-year-old Timothy Taylor was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Beckley on burglary-related charges. He also was sentenced to two years of supervised release and ordered to pay more than $1,225 in restitution. Taylor had been convicted by a jury in August.

Co-defendant Benjamin Webb previously admitted that he and Taylor smashed a glass door October and entered the Beckley post office branch, which was closed at the time. The 39-year-old Webb admitted to the theft of nine packages addressed to him containing the synthetic drugs. He was sentenced in August to eight months in prison and ordered to pay $1,200 restitution.

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