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Decade in federal prison handed down to last member of murderous West Baltimore street gang

A federal judge sentenced to 11 years in prison Tuesday the last member of the notorious Trained To Go street gang, a West Baltimore crew that dealt drugs and served as guns for hire.

Known as “YGG Milk," Roger Taylor, 28, pleaded guilty in February to federal racketeering and drug conspiracy charges. Taylor had been on the run nearly two years while prosecutors convicted 11 other men in the crew. He was arrested in June 2019.

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In his plea agreement, Taylor acknowledged participating in a drug conspiracy that sold between 15 and 50 kilograms of cocaine in Baltimore. His prison term was announced Tuesday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Baltimore.

“Roger Taylor and his fellow gang members brought violence and misery to West Baltimore, in the form of murders, armed robberies, and drug dealing. Taylor will now likely spend over a decade in federal prison, where there is no parole— ever," Robert Hur, the U.S. attorney for Maryland, said in the news release.

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The Trained To Go crew operated in the Sandtown neighborhood of West Baltimore. The gang leaders Montana Barronette; his brother, Terrell Sivells; and John “Binkie” Harrison were each sentenced to life in prison. Police had dubbed Montana Barronette the city’s “No. 1 trigger puller” and prosecutors said he was responsible for six of nine murders tied to the gang.

Baltimore Sun reporter Phil Davis contributed to this article.

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