(Stillwater, Okla.) – Former Cushing resident Steven Edward Taylor Sr., 52, who was arrested about three weeks ago in Sulphur, has been sentenced to prison for violating his probation in two methamphetamine cases.
    Five years ago, Taylor had pleaded guilty to distributing methamphetamine to an agent of the state narcotics bureau in 2012 and to possessing the same drug along with drug paraphernalia in 2011, both in Cushing.
    In both cases, Taylor had been placed on 10 years’ probation with an order to enroll in and successfully complete the Payne County Drug Court program from which he was terminated two months later for non-compliance, court records show.
    In court last week, Taylor admitted that he had violated the terms of his probation in both cases, for which he was ordered into a drug treatment program in prison by Payne County Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler on April 18.
    The judge said that on Taylor’s completion of an intensive drug treatment program, he would again revoke the balance of his suspended sentence.
    “Good luck to you, sir,” the judge told Taylor, who was given credit for the time he had spent in the Payne County Jail since his arrest in Sulphur on March 30.
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