Faces of Meth? Meet Steven Taylor and crew accused of stealing cars for crystal

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Big photos below.
How much meth could someone buy with $92,000? A shitload, presumably. And that's how much cash-value merchandise -- mostly, but not exclusively, cars -- a five-person crew led by Steven Taylor is said to swiped, with proceeds allegedly used to buy or trade for a certain kind of crystal.

Look below to see photos of all five of those charged -- including Renee Swanson, seen here, one of two suspects who remain at large -- and details from the indictment, also on view here.

The five people indicted by a Denver grand jury in relation to the alleged car-theft ring include Taylor, Swanson, Justin Murdock, Christopher Leach and Desiree Jordan. Taylor, Murdock and Leach are in custody, but Swanson and Jordan have not yet been nabbed as of this writing.

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One of two mug shots provided for Steven Taylor. See the other one below.
From at least August 2012 to last week, the 33-count indictment maintains that this five, plus a slew of others who are named but haven't been accused, shared common goals: "to obtain, distribute and use controlled substances; to steal automobiles; and to steal money, personal identifying information, financial identifying information, consumer electronics, and other property primarily through breaking into motor vehicles."

Assorted conspirators are also said to have stolen license plates from vehicles in order to put them on those they'd swiped. They also appear to have had an all-for-one/one-for-all approach to "money, stolen property, stolen personal and financial identifying information, stolen checks, controlled substances, stolen automobiles, transportation, food, clothing and living quarters."

Sounds like the makings of a reality show, albeit one with plenty of locations. According to the Denver District Attorney's Office, the investigation included input from the Metropolitan Auto Theft Task Force and police departments from Denver, Arvada, Lakewood, Westminster and Wheat Ridge, plus the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

There are lots of victims as well -- more than twenty, with losses said to have hit the $92,000 mark.

Taylor has the most charges against him: twelve counts of aggravated motor vehicle theft, plus extra theft charges, a possession-of-meth beef and an allegation that he violated the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act. As for his compatriots, they chipped in with an array of supposed wrongdoing, including conspiracy and forgery, plus aggravated motor vehicle theft, identity theft and plain old theft-theft.

Look beow to see the booking photos of the five, followed by the indictment and a defendant-by-defendant allegation breakdown.

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Christopher Leach.

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Desiree Jordan.
Continue for more mug shots and documents.


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dgdawg222
dgdawg222

Renee is the most lying, manipulative, deceiving and disgusting person I have ever known in my life. She came into my life about 6 months ago and has somehow managed to destroy everything she touches. She started dating my best friend, which I warned him to watch out, and proceeded to destroy and manipulate him like i have never seen. A very smart guy with talents a plenty is now being used like a pawn in chess. This girl was born and bred by meth heads and was taught from birth how to manipulate and deceive. She has since cost my friend every relationship that he has ever had including his own family. If you read this Renee, I'm coming to get you girl and I will not stop till you are where you belong. And you can send all your boys cause I am stacked to the ceiling with weapons and armory and I will defend what's mine. To your boyfriend JB I tried to warn you and look at what she has done. You have nothing left except for her and that is nothing to be proud of. She stole from my house and then you defend her by attacking me. Open your fucking eyes bro and know that she leads to one of two things. Dead or Prison. Wake the fuck up man. I am always here for you and I love you bra. Please don't lose any more over a piece of ass. Your Family loves and misses you as well and wants you to come home. Please understand that I will do anything to get you away from Satans Daughter as she is PURE EVIL.

BRING IT ON BITCHES

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

I tried 'speed' back in the mid 80's . The tinniest of lines in each nostril kept me up for almost a week . Needless to say, I was completely miserable & am clueless as to it's grip on much of America's white trash population . Especially when I am told the stuff I 'did' was WAY better !

Thieves and liars are the true NIGGERS of our society ! (POLITICIANS !!!) Able-bodied PEOPLE who REFUSE to work ! I'm crippled and didn't give up til I found a way to support myself . I try to lead by example . I disagree w/ the whole concept of drugs being illegal & directly blame most crime for this criminal breach in our Constitution . No matter, it's bad enough we must protect ourselves from $$$ 'politically motivated' laws and those paid to enforce them, but now our neighbors as well ? 

I LOATHE THIEVES & LIARS, and am more than grateful to hear law enforcement is fucking w/ someone other than the dangerous pot growers !

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Wowza! ... Renee's got lips that could suck-start a Harley!

VavavaRooom! ... if tweaker chicks are that hot, break me off a piece!


btw -- Just Legalize It!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@dgdawg222 "Please don't lose any more over a piece of ass."

Love's Labour's Lost ...

TreeSkunk
TreeSkunk

@DonkeyHotay "

DonkeyHotay 18 minutes ago

Wowza! ... Renee's got lips that could suck-start a Harley!

VavavaRooom! ... if tweaker chicks are that hot, break me off a piece!"

Makes sense that someone so clearly desperate for attention would find a tweaker meth-head "hot".

dgdawg222
dgdawg222

@TreeSkunk @DonkeyHotay yeah maybe. but she will suck the life right out of you, your bank account, your family's accounts and anything else she can destroy. This girl is PURE EVIL and if you see her, i would run as fast as you can to get away from this spawn of Satan.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@TreeSkunk

♫ 
Black bandana, sweet Louisiana
Robbin' on a bank in the state of Indiana
She's a runner, rebel and a stunner
On her merry way saying baby what you gonna
Lookin' down the barrel of a hot metal .45
Just another way to survive ...

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