A La Crosse man accused of dealing drugs, who was at the center of a bond dispute two weeks ago, was released Thursday on a $3,000 cash bond.

Jack D. Taylor, 34, had his bond reduced to $3,000 from $25,000 Tuesday by La Crosse County Circuit Court Judge Elliott Levine and then posted it Thursday, according to court records.

Taylor was charged July 26 with possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a drug trafficking place, bail jumping, possession of THC and possession of drug paraphernalia, all as a repeater.

Jack D. Taylor mug


Taylor was out on bond in connection to a May 2019 methamphetamine charge when he was arrested was arrested July 24 in the 2000 block of George Street after police discovered more than 100 grams of suspected methamphetamine, $4,500 worth of drugs and $3,200 in cash, according to the complaint.

The La Crosse Police Department drew attention to the bond situation, releasing a statement headlined, “REPEAT DRUG DEALER ARRESTED…AGAIN.”

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Taylor next appears in court Aug. 12.

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Jourdan Vian is a reporter and columnist covering crime and courts for the La Crosse Tribune. You can contact her at 608-791-8218 or jvian@lacrossetribune.com.

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So I'd be willing to bet every single person with a negative comment doesn't have the slightest clue who this guy even is. I'd also be willing to bet that if you ever met him you would think he was a really great guy! I'm staking this claim because I know this from experience... It was easy for me to jump on the wagon and talk bad about this man and to be honest it was out of pure jealousy. Now that I've gotten to know him I know that he is a great guy and most of what has happened is due to circumstances. Now please, only the people that actually know jack comment from now on. Thanks


There is NO excuse for being an illegal drug dealer and a repeat offender at that. None at all. He must have really charmed your socks off.


There is nothing good about anyone that is selling meth. You are selling a death sentence. If he was a great guy. . . he wouldn't be killing his "friends" by supplying this poison to them… I don't care if you are Jesus Christ, Buddha, and the Dahli Lama rolled into one. . . the minute you sell death. . . you are scum. Unreal.


Bad since birth. Sorry...ask any Houston folk


This is the top story? A man gets his cash bond reduced? How pathetic.


Clearly you are not familiar with Houston's finest..


in an earlier article, someone had said that he isn't doing this for his habit, this is his income/job...so having that low of bail, of course he will have it in no time...Probably the $25,000 too, but still...DUMB

The Mouse of Death

[censored]It would behoove La Crosse criminals to send local judges gift of thank-you meth because this Meth's for you. We are indeed bemezzled by meanie cops who don't love all violent criminals as local judges do.


Has he been arrested again yet? He's been out for a full 2 hours....


You can believe the cops are near him at all times...


Does it really matter? When they do arrest him again, the bond will once again be minuscule or non-existent.

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