DAYTON — A Dayton man was sentenced to more than five years in prison for having a firearm as a convicted felon, according to the Department of Justice Southern District of Ohio.
Rasu Taylor, 46, was sentenced to 70 months on Monday. He pleaded guilty to illegally having a firearm as a convicted felon on Sept. 9.
In September 2018, a Clark County Sheriff’s deputy was approaching Taylor’s vehicle in a Springfield motel parking lot for a traffic stop when they noticed Taylor was trying to a firearm, according to the DOJ.
During a search of the vehicle, the deputy found a pistol with a fill magazine, marijuana, scales and $2,600.
The motel room where Taylor was living in was also searched, revealing a pistol with two magazines, fentanyl, body armor, marijuana and more than $2,600.
Taylor was previously convicted of possession of drugs in Montgomery County and felonious assault in Clark County, according to the DOJ.