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Ironton man found guilty of selling drugs

After a two-day jury trial, an Ironton man was found guilty of several counts of trafficking in drugs.

Darryl D. Taylor, 41, will be sentenced Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas court on a count of second-degree trafficking in drugs in the presence of juveniles and three counts of third-degree trafficking in drugs.

According to a release from the office of Lawrence County Prosecuting Attorney Brigham Anderson, the jury also found that $2,017 in cash and a cell phone that was confiscated from Taylor at the time of his arrest must be forfeited to the state of Ohio.

The jury, however, did not find that Taylor had a firearm in his possession while selling the drugs.

Assistant prosecuting attorney Mike Gleichauf, who tried the case, said the arrest was a result of a lengthy investigation by the Lawrence Drug and Major Crimes Task Force in September.

The task force made several controlled buys of oxycodone tablets from Taylor at his residence in Ironton, the release stated.