Man gets 19 years after heroin trafficking conviction

Alverse Jeffrey Taylor
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Washoe County District Attorney's Office says Alverse Jeffrey Taylor, 30, of Stockton, CA has been sentenced to 19 years in prison. The convictions against Taylor includes one count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance and one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance for sale.

Taylor must serve a minimum of five and a half years in prison before he will be eligible for parole.

The DA's office says Taylor is a documented Northside Gangster Crip member with six prior felony convictions.

The investigation that led to Taylor's arrest centered on a Reno neighborhood that had seen a spike in drug activity and violence that was believed to be connected to the Stockton area.

On August 31, 2015, officers conducted a traffic stop of Taylor near Wells and 6th Street. A subsequent search found 23 grams of heroin, which reportedly was hidden inside a pocket sewn into Taylor's underwear.

Detectives also found 14 grams of Alprazolam (Xanax) and 19 grams of marijuana in Taylor's vehicle.