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Steven Michael Taylor


      A rural Mountain Home man, 37 year old STEVEN MICHAEL TAYLOR, was arrested and taken to the Detention Center this afternoon after being served with a Warrant of Arrest for numerous drug offenses.

     A warrant for the arrest of STEVEN TAYLOR was obtained by Sheriff’s Investigators on November 2nd after a series of 5 controlled buys of methamphetamine were made from TAYLOR by a cooperating individual (CI).  These controlled buys took place between September 15, 2016 and October 26, 2016 and involved approximately 11 grams of methamphetamine being sold by TAYLOR for $600. 

     TAYLOR utilized a cellular phone on each of these occasions to facilitate the transactions, each of which was monitored by Investigators.  One transaction took place within 1000 feet of a local church, while another transaction took place within 1000 feet of a designated school bus stop, with a small child being present in the vehicle with TAYLOR when that deal was made.

     STEVEN MICHAEL TAYLOR is being held in the Detention Center on charges of:

Delivery of Methamphetamine (5 counts) – Felonies
Unlawful Use of Communications Device (5 counts) – Felonies
Endangering the Welfare of a Minor in the Third Degree – Misdemeanor
Proximity to Certain Facilities (2 counts) – Penalty Enhancement

     TAYLOR is being held in lieu of $40,000 bond and will appear before the Circuit Court to answer on November 10th.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff