A Beckley man was sentenced Thursday before U.S. District Judge Irene Berger to one year in prison for his part in the October 2011 burglary of the Fairdale post office.
Timothy Taylor, 31, was convicted in August 2012 by a federal jury in Beckley for burglary and aiding and abetting the burglary of a federal post office.
Trial evidence revealed that Taylor forcibly broke into or aided and abetted co-defendant Benjamin Webb, 39, in breaking into the post office.
Webb admitted he and Taylor gained entry by smashing a glass door using a sledgehammer on Oct. 30, 2011.
The post office was closed during the burglary and Webb and Taylor stole nine packages before fleeing the scene.
The stolen packages were addressed to him and contained quantities of prohibited synthetic stimulants commonly known as “bath salts.”
Webb was sentenced in August to eight months in federal prison and three years supervised release.
After Taylor’s one-year prison sentence, Berger ordered two years of supervised release.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Erik Goes and Larry Ellis handled the prosecution.
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