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Taylor faces many charges, including meth for resale
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A Manchester man has been bound on drug and weapons charges after he was pulled over while driving erratically on Smithville Highway.
The suspect, Dakota James Taylor, 22, waived his right to preliminary hearing and was bound to the grand jury by Judge Bill Locke on charges of possession of methamphetamine for resale, possession of meth while driving, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, driving on a suspended license, and failure to maintain lane.
Sheriff’s deputy Jared Jacobs said Taylor’s pickup caught his eye on New Smithville Highway.
“He was driving erratically on Smithville Highway which then turned into Highway 70 Bypass,” Jacobs said in his warrants against the driver, noting he pulled the suspect over on Old Smithville Highway. “The driver had an open container of alcohol in his console and dispatch revealed he had a suspended driver license for failing to pay citations.”
A subsequent conversation led Jacobs to inquire if the suspect had anything else in his vehicle.
“He stated he had a small amount of dope in the vehicle,” Jacobs recalled the suspect say. “A total of 4.6 grams of crystal substance was taken from the vehicle along with a set of scales used for weighing drugs.”
The amount of drugs and the scales found in his truck led to his being hit with drug trafficking charges. A further search also revealed a 7mm Winchester rifle with ammunition.