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Eric “Scott” Taylor Indicted for Involuntary Manslaughter

Lewiston, ID– Released by the Lewiston Police Department on Tuesday, April 25

Lewiston Police Department safely took Eric Scott Taylor, 52 yoa of Lewiston, into custody this morning following a Grand Jury Indictment for Involuntary Manslaughter and Delivery of a Controlled Substance-Fentanyl. The case is a culmination of a six month investigation by Lewiston Police Detectives. Detectives learned that Eric “Scott” Taylor delivered fentanyl to the victim, Samantha G Russell from which she overdosed and died. Mr. Taylor has been booked into the Nez Perce County Detention Center on a $500,000 bond.

“As a community, we cannot standby as drug dealers kill people to make a dollar. We are holding those accountable who are praying on addiction. Detective Cody Bloomsburg and Detective Bret Dammon continue to work tirelessly in order to bring justice to the families of overdose victims. With the help of LPD Chief Jason Kuzik’s staff, we hope drug dealers will think twice before selling in our community,” said Prosecutor Justin Coleman