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Beckley man gets prison for post office break-in

BECKLEY, W.Va. -- A Beckley man has been sentenced to one year in federal prison for breaking into a post office to seize packages of bath salts.

Prosecutors said Timothy Taylor, 31, was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Beckley on burglary-related charges. He also was placed on two years' supervised release and ordered to pay more than $1,225 in restitution. A jury had convicted Taylor in August.

Co-defendant Benjamin Webb, 39, previously admitted that he and Taylor smashed a glass door in October and entered the Beckley post office branch, which was closed at the time. Webb admitted to the theft of nine packages addressed to him containing the synthetic drugs. He was sentenced in August to eight months in prison and ordered to pay $1,200 restitution.


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