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Murder-for-hire try costs man 10 years

A Post Falls man was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison on drug charges and in a murder-for-hire plot.

Darin Kyle Taylor, 56, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge in Coeur d’Alene. Last December in federal court, Taylor pleaded guilty to use of interstate facilities in the commission of murder for hire and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

According to plea agreements in June 2015, the Idaho State Police worked with a confidential informant to buy meth from Taylor at his Post Falls home. On July 1, 2015, detectives seized meth, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, cash and firearms at the residence.

On Aug. 19, 2015, the day after Taylor was indicted by a federal grand jury on drug charges, Taylor met in a Post Falls parking lot with a confidential informant working with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to the U.S. Attorney for Idaho.

Taylor solicited the ATF informant to murder another person in return for $5,000 cash, according to court records. He was arrested shortly afterward and has been in federal custody since. The intended victim was not identified in court records.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration also investigated the case/Scott Maben, SR.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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