Man arrested after series of controlled drug buys

Man arrested after series of controlled drug buys

BAXTER COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - After a series of controlled buys, Baxter County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man on several drug charges.

According to a press release, investigators made five controlled buys with 37-year-old Steven Michael Taylor.

The transactions were made over a period of time from Sept. 15 to Oct. 26 and involved around 11 grams of methamphetamine sold by Taylor for $600.

They took place at different locations including near a church and a school bus stop.

Taylor set them up over the phone with the undercover investigators.

During one of the buys, Taylor had a small child in the vehicle with him, according to the news release from the sheriff's department.

Deputies charged Taylor with five counts of felony delivery of methamphetamine, five counts of felony unlawful use of communications device, a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a minor, and two counts of proximity to certain facilities.

Taylor is being held in lieu of a $40,000 bond.

He is set to appear in court on Nov. 10.

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