Warrant arrest made for meth charges

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Norman E. Taylor Jr.

A rural Clay County man was recently arrested on a warrant for allegations of operating a methamphetamine lab and dealing meth in an undisclosed area near Saline City.

According to information provided by the Clay County Justice Center, Norman E. Taylor Jr., 40, Center Point, was booked into the facility Saturday on an allegation of meth dealing.

On Monday, Taylor appeared before Clay Circuit Court Judge Joseph Trout to be formally charged by the Clay County Prosecutor's Office with class B felony dealing methamphetamine, two class D felonies of possession of chemical reagents and possession of methamphetamine and two class A misdemeanors of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

If convicted of a class B felony, the highest charge filed against Taylor at this time, the advisory sentence issued by the state for a guilty conviction/plea agreement ranges from 6-20 years in prison and potential fines up to $10,000. The advisory sentence issued for each class D felony conviction is six-months-3 years in prison and potential fines up to $10,000, while the sentencing range for a class A misdemeanor conviction is up to one year incarceration and a $5,000 fine for each conviction.

Requesting to speak with counsel before entering a plea, the court appointed Geoffrey Creason to represent Taylor and entered a preliminary plea of not guilty on his behalf.

A jury trial was tentatively scheduled for Jan. 5, 2010.

Facing a $25,000 cash bond (with no 10 percent allowed), jail officials confirmed Taylor remains incarcerated while awaiting further court proceedings.

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  • it's funny , it depends on whom these people are if you comments get posted.it's nice to put people like this in jail. what about the others such as teachers whom break the law? you want the so called scum off and out of our town , what about the ones in our schools.

    -- Posted by Sand mann on Thu, Oct 1, 2009, at 9:07 AM
  • He's not in jail. The courts have let him out to do his drug thing. They have him snitchin or they are watchin him. His girlfriend , whom he is running around with, is a known snitch. Watch out the the thief and druggie. He will cause anyone he comes in contact with grief and harm!!! Gene-o is only in it for himself!!

    -- Posted by CCmudman on Thu, Feb 25, 2010, at 9:57 AM
  • Wow, just happened to reflect on this article.....guess u must know this man personally...... Yea, it's the Clay Co. way...... meanwhile......the people he has made his victims have had no closure. How does one snitch on the man she loves and all is well ???????

    -- Posted by Silverlining on Wed, Nov 24, 2010, at 3:41 AM
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