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Lewiston man accused of carrying concealed pistol, using heroin


October 15, 2020

COLFAX – A Lewiston man charged with possession of drugs and guns is back in the Whitman County Jail on a bench warrant arrest, awaiting his next court visit on Friday.

Taylor Forsman, 28, was initially booked into Whitman County Jail on March 26, after the police allegedly discovered two guns, heroin and methamphetamine in his possession when he was stopped for speeding in the south end of Colfax.

He was booked into the county jail on Oct. 9 and bail was set at $10,000.

Forsman was pulled over for driving 35 mph in a 25 mph zone, according to the report by Deputy Cory Alcantar.

When Alcantar spoke to him, Forsman allegedly told the deputy he had a pistol between the front seat and center console and an AR-15 in the back seat. Forsman supposedly admitted he did not have a concealed pistol license.

The deputy claims Forsman was discovered to be in possession of brass knuckles and a tin foil packet with heroin residue when being frisked. Forsman allegedly said it held heroin he had used that morning.

After a warrant was obtained to search the car, deputies seized a Glock pistol, AR-15 and methamphetamine, according to court records.

Forsman was released at the time on his own recognizance. Charges of possession of a controlled substance, carrying a loaded concealed pistol and unlawfully carrying a dangerous weapon. According to Whitman County Superior Court documents, a bench warrant was issued for his arrest for failure to appear in court on June 19.


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