California man sentenced to prison for trafficking heroin in Reno
A California man has been sentenced to up to 19 years in prison for trafficking heroin in Reno in 2015, according to prosecutors.
According to the Washoe County District Attorney's Office, 30-year-old Alverse Taylor, of Stockton, Calif., was sentenced on one count of trafficking of a controlled substance and one count possession of a controlled substance for sale. The prosecution, the D.A.'s office says, stemmed from a 2015 investigation centered on an area of Reno that was experiencing a spike in drug activity and violence believed to be connected to drug trafficking from California, particularly the Stockton area.
Taylor must serve a minimum of more than five and a half years in prison before becoming eligible for parole, according to the D.A.'s office.
A documented Northside Gangster Crypt, Taylor was previously arrested in connection with a gang sweep coordinated by Stockton police in April, prosecutors say.
On Aug. 31, 2015, Regional Crime Unit Suppression detectives conducted a traffic stop of Taylor's vehicle for a traffic violation. A search of Taylor produced more than 23 grams of heroin, which had been hidden inside a pocket sewn into Taylor's underwear. Detectives also seized over 14 grams of Xanax and 19 grams of marijuana from Taylor's vehicle, according to the D.A.'s office.