LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — A Lexington man was sentenced to 360 months in federal prison after being convicted of armed drug trafficking in May.

According to the Department of Justice, 37-year-old Quincy Taylor was involved in a single-vehicle collision on Oct. 27, 2021. After getting out of his vehicle, Taylor tried to give a bystander a bag with 45 grams of cocaine and a gun.


When the bystander declined to take the items, Taylor hid the bag near some foliage along the exit ramp. He left the scene of the crash by hitchhiking with another bystander to Richmond.

During his trial, it was made public that Taylor had multiple prior felony convictions for drug trafficking. According to the Department of Justice, his “significant prior criminal history” qualified him as an armed career criminal, which increased his sentence.

In May, Taylor was convicted on charges of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, and possession of a firearm as a convicted felon.

Taylor must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence; and upon his release, he will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for six years.