Verdicts have returned in a jury trial in Starke Circuit Court.
Eric Taylor was found not guilty on charges of dealing in methamphetamine, a Class B felony, and possession of chemical reagents or precursors with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, a Class D felony. The jury was deadlocked on the last four counts for a mistrial. Those counts included possession of methamphetamine, possession of a syringe, maintaining a common nuisance, and possession of paraphernalia.
A status hearing on the matter will be held on Thursday, Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. CT.
The trial began on Wednesday morning with jury selection and testimony continued until Thursday late afternoon. The jury went into deliberations shortly after 5 p.m. and deliberated for five hours before coming up with a verdict.