A California man was indicted in U.S. District Court in Muskogee recently, accused of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The indictment of Griffin Michael Skyler Taylor, 30, of Sun Valley, Calif., was the result of an investigation by the Sallisaw Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. attorney’s office reported.
The indictment alleges Taylor, after having been convicted of a felony, was in possession of a firearm which was shipped and transported in interstate commerce. The charge is punishable by 10 to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 or both.
Taylor also faces charges in Sequoyah County District Court where he was charged April 19 with two counts of possession of a controlled, dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony. On May 4, another charge, possession of contraband in a penal institution, was filed against Taylor.
Taylor appeared in district court Wednesday to face all five of those charges on Associate District Judge Kyle Waters disposition docket. Taylor pleaded not guilty to the district court charges and his bond is $25,000.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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