to sell 300 to 500 pounds of marijuana per month. In 2001, he
met Donald Taylor, who had purchased a trailer home from
Bunnells’s father. That same year, Donald Taylor began to
purchase marijuana, and eventually (in 2003), cocaine and crack
cocaine from Bunnells. Bunnells supplied Donald Taylor with
crack cocaine on a weekly basis until the middle of 2004. During
drug deals at Donald Taylor’s trailer, Bunnells observed
significant traffic going to the Taylor residence to purchase
drugs. He saw buyers knock on the trailer door and request
crack, and he saw Donald Taylor’s girlfriend sell them crack.
Bunnells also witnessed Cedric Taylor assisting Donald Taylor in
his drug enterprise. He saw Cedric Taylor work the door at the
trailer, weigh the crack, and hand the crack to customers.
Bunnells stopped selling drugs to Donald Taylor in mid-2004
after he repeatedly saw police in the vicinity. When law
enforcement officers arrested Bunnells in 2006, Bunnells began
to cooperate in drug investigations as a confidential informant.
In this capacity, he sought to buy drugs from Donald Taylor.
Having been out of the drug trade for some time, Bunnells
employed his niece, Crystal Powell, to reconnect him with Donald
Taylor. Powell was an admitted crack addict; she spent time at
the Taylor residence in 2006 and early 2007, sometimes staying
with them and sometimes prostituting herself to them for drugs.
Powell facilitated contact between Donald Taylor and her uncle,