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Morris Taylor now charged with selling cocaine

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 February 2014 at 12:00 am

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ALBION – A former state track champion and football star from Albion, who already faced robbery and rape charges, now has been accused of selling cocaine.

Morris Taylor, 23, was arraigned on Monday on charges of third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. He allegedly sold cocaine in the village of Albion on Sept. 4.

Taylor is in jail on $75,000 bail. Last Feb. 28, he allegedly was armed with a knife and robbed a pizza delivery person outside Mark’s Pizzeria in Albion. After the robbery, Taylor allegedly left the area with $300. Judge James Punch set May 7 as the start date for a trial for that case.

Taylor is represented by attorney Mark Foti of the Parrinello Law Firm in Rochester. Foti told Judge Punch the firm was hired first to represent Taylor for the robbery charge and hasn’t yet agreed to represent Taylor for the additional charges. Foti agreed in court to do so on a provisional basis.

Taylor on Dec. 2 was arraigned on first-degree rape and forcible compulsion rape. Those crimes allegedly occurred on Thanksgiving morning.