A Batesville man is in the Independence County jail after the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force used a confidential informant on two drug buys.

Titus Tillman Claxton, 56, is facing charges that include Delivery of a Controlled Substance Schedule II methamphetamine greater than 10 grams but less than 200 grams, a class Y felony and Delivery of a Controlled Substance Schedule II methamphetamine greater than two grams but less than 10 grams, a class B felony.

According to the affidavit filed by Independence County prosecutors, between the months of January 2020 and June 2020, task force special agents met with a confidential informant at a predetermined location. After giving the CI funds and searching his person and vehicle to find no illegal drugs or contraband, the purchase was made from Claxton.

The affidavit also states that the CI was issued an audio/visual recording device. Agents followed the informant to the meeting location where the evidence was purchased.

After the buy was complete, agents met the informant at another location where the evidence was weighed and tested both times.

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