News Release

Methamphetamine Investigation 816-18

Incident#:  816-18         

Incident Type:   Arrest of Felony Methamphetamine Suspect from Tennessee and Methamphetamine Investigation

Date/ Time: 

Thursday, February 8th, 2017 at approx. 1500 hours (3:00pm)  


200 Block of North Van Buren St, Bloomingdale Village, Van Buren County  

Suspect 1:   

Christopher Taylor, 44-year-old male from Martin Tennessee

Suspect 2: 

A 43-year-old female from Saint Joseph MI, name is withheld pending formal charges

Warrant Information: 

Christopher Taylor was found to have a valid Felony warrant for his arrest out of Tennessee.  The warrant was out of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and had nationwide extradition and no bond.


Sheriff Daniel Abbott reports that Van Buren County Deputies responded to an address in the 200 block of North Van Buren St in the Village of Bloomingdale reference a strange smell coming from a residence.  When Deputies arrived on scene they could smell what appeared to be burned methamphetamine coming from the home.  When contacting the residents of the home, Deputies learned that 2 additional subjects were in a back bedroom of the home.  An investigation found that the two subjects in the back bedroom had recently smoked methamphetamine and were found to be in possession of additional crystal methamphetamine and drug equipment.  The primary suspect who was identified as Christopher Taylor of Martin Tennessee, was found to be a wanted fugitive who had fled the state of Tennessee to avoid prosecution.  Taylor was arrested on the felony warrant that had a nationwide extradition and no bond.  Taylor was lodged at the Van Buren County Jail.  The 44-year-old female who was also in possession of methamphetamine was removed from the scene and turned over to a family member pending an investigation into the seized drug evidence.  Upon the completion of the investigation, the report will be forwarded to the Van Buren County Prosecutor’s Office for charges on both Taylor and the 43-year-old female from Saint Joseph Michigan. 

Investigating Deputy:  Deputy Brian Matthews

Assisting Deputies: Deputies Todd Skinner and Jason Mohney

Supervisor Contact:

Lt. Jim Charon or the On-Duty Shift Supervisor: 269-657-3101

Anyone with information can contact the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office at (269) 657-3101, Crime Stoppers 1-800-342-7867, Silent Observer (269) 343-2100 or your local Police Department. 

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Jim Charon