Miller Man Indicted for Prohibited Possession of a Firearm

A Miller man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm.

Johnathan Taylor, age 26, was indicted on February 13, 2019. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 22, 2019, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between December 1, 2018, and December 12, 2018, Taylor, an unlawful user of and addicted to marijuana, had multiple firearms in his possession. It is a federal felony for any person to possess a firearm while regularly using, or addicted to, illegal drugs.

The charge is merely an accusation and Taylor is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

(US Dept. of Justice)