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MAYS LANDING– A 41 year-old man was sentenced this morning for multiple narcotics charges and bail jumping, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. 

Dakwan Taylor, of Brooklyn, NY, was sentenced today before Judge Podolnick for an aggregate sentence of 20 years in New Jersey state prison and he must serve 9 years before he is eligible for parole.

Taylor was sentenced on the following charges:

  • Certain Person not to Possess a Firearm
  • 2nd degree Possession with the Intent to Distribute CDS
  • Two counts of 3rd degree Possession with the intent to Distribute CDS
  • Bail jumping

Taylor pleaded guilty to the charges mentioned above on Aug. 29, 2017, and on Aug. 30, 2017, he was arrested for 3rd degree Possession with Intent to Distribute. Defendant failed to appear at sentencing and as a result he was indicted for Bail Jumping. Taylor was later arrested in Sussex County, DE, for drug dealing and possession of a firearm during a felony. He was sentenced as a habitual offender in Delaware to three consecutive 4year terms, 12 years in total. Once sentenced in Delaware, Taylor was transported back to New Jersey.

Taylor’s aggregate sentence handed down today of 20 years in New Jersey state prison, must serve 9 years will run concurrent to his 12 year Delaware sentence.

The state is represented by Assistant Prosecutor Bryna Batten.


Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.