Convict arrested following KDPS discovery of 1,430.96 grams of fentanyl

Jene J. Long

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A person female was arrested in Kalamazoo County for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. Authorities afterwards identified $1,430.96 grams of fentanyl in her residence.

Candi Taylor, 38, was arrested on March 2, 2022, for the earlier stated demand. Taylor was also arrested in March 2006 for weapons carrying hid, November 2006 for unarmed robbery, and November 2015 for law enforcement officer – fleeing 3rd diploma & assaulting/resisting/obstructing.

The Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Crew (KVET) in tandem with the Kalamazoo Office of General public Security (KDPS) Crime Reduction Team (CRT) has been investigating Taylor in addition to her involvement in the distribution of fentanyl.

KVET reviews the adhering to managed purchases by using using a confidential supply (CS):

a. February 9, 2022 – KVET CS efficiently acquired .51 grams of fentanyl for $60.00 from Taylor in Kalamazoo, MI.

b. February 28, 2022 – KVET CS effectively ordered .5 grams of fentanyl for $60.00 from Taylor in Kalamazoo, MI.

A look for warrant was carried out by KVET and CRT investigators at Taylor’s house and her 2008 Chevrolet Impala on March 2, 2022.

For the duration of the investigation of Taylor’s vehicle investigators observed a single Digiweigh electronic scale in between the middle console and entrance passenger seat, Packaging content in the variety of torn items of newspaper.

The lookup of Taylor’s household uncovered one particular hydraulic press, one particular electronic kitchen area scale, a foil with a powder compound that tested positive for .42 grams of fentanyl by the KDPS Criminal offense Lab, and $4,400.

Authorities also search the home of Taylor’s father, 86, primary to the discovery of two older shotguns, 2 older rifles, and a locked toolbox loaded with a box of sandwich bags, many grocery bags filled with 7 apparent baggies that contains a complete of 1,430.96 grams of fentanyl.

Prior to both equally searches, Taylor was stopped by authorities in what authorities thought to be a hand-to-hand transaction at a mechanic store prior to she drove to her house where by she was arrested and uncovered to be in possession of fentanyl by investigators.

Taylor had 118.24 grams of fentanyl, 3 mobile phones, and $580 on her individual when she was arrested on March 2, 2022.

Taylor faces possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of a combination or compound that contains a detectable amount of fentanyl, seized from a vehicle, and possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or additional of a combination or substance containing a detectable quantity of fentanyl, seized from a residence.

Taylor’s Jury Trial beings in Lansing on Might 24, 2022.

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