Taylor County man facing drug charge following house search

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A Taylor County man has been arrested after deputies said they recovered methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and multiple firearms from his residence.

On Thursday, May 9, deputies with the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department were investigating a case involving a man named Michael Lohr, who was facing a charge of possession of a controlled substance, court documents stated. Deputies received a statement from Lohr in which he stated he received a phone call from Jeffrey Morris, 55, of Grafton in reference to obtaining methamphetamine, according to a criminal complaint.

Lohr told deputies that he received three bags of methamphetamine for $20 from Morris for personal use and that Morris asked him to hold more bags of methamphetamine until the people at his house were gone, according to court documents. Deputies said Morris lent Lohr a small bag of methamphetamine and two large bags containing a large amount of methamphetamine. Deputies later found a small bag of methamphetamine and two large bags of methamphetamine in Lohr’s possession, according to court documents. Deputies said Lohr went to Morris’s house where a drug transaction was made with a third party.

After obtaining the statement from Lohr, deputies traveled to Morris’s house in Grafton, placed him into custody and obtained consent to search his house. During the search, officer said they located multiple firearms, 80-100 plastic bags that are commonly used for the distributing of controlled substances, a set of digital scales and a capsule containing a crystal-like substance. Deputies also said that some of the plastic bags found in Morris’s residence contained a white residue inside of them.

Additionally, deputies said they located five bags of methamphetamine in Morris’s house, totaling 9.1 grams in weight with a street value of $900 – $1,000. Deputies said that based on the statement from Lohr, as well as the items found inside Morris’s home, it was determined that he had been dealing controlled substances.

Morris has been charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, according to court documents. He is currently being held at North Central Regional Jail and his bail has been set at $25,000.

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