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Decatur Drug Trafficking Arrest

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Published 1 week ago -
Michael Baker was arrested and charged with trafficking meth and cocaine.
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Decatur Drug Trafficking Arrest

Local police.

Police arrested a decatur man after he led officers on a foot chase.

It happened at the 14-hundred block of brown=stone avenue southwest.

Michael baker is facing a long list of drug charges including trafficking meth and cocaine.

I'm dan shaffer.

And i'm najahe sherman.

Today -- some neighbors told waay 31's shosh bedrosian they're worried about drug activity in their area.

They want to see more police on the streets.

Jeanene risinger, lives nearby "i realized sometimes people are short staffed but it is a problem.

It is an epidemic and it needs some serious attention" jeanene risinger lives with her sick father down the street on east brownstone court.

She's concerned that drug activity happened just half a mile away from julian harris elementary school.

Jeanene risinger, lives nearby "and to think that of the number of children that walk down that street going to and from a bus stop" - walking on street where he fled, will show the town home he lives in we don't know why, but police executed a search warrant at his home behind me.

Police say that's when baker took off when they approached the home.

After running for about a minute, police arrested him on 5 different drug charges.

Those charges include trafficking meth, cocaine, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, and possession of marijuana in the first degree.

Police say the marijuana was packed for sale.

But these aren't baker's first drug charges.

After going through court records, i found... in 2010, he was originally charged with trafficking cocaine, but pleaded down to possession of a controlled substance.

He was sentenced to 3 years in prison.

In 2011, baker pleaded guilty to possession of controlled substance by fraud.

He was sentenced to 36 months in prison and 36 months on probation.

Jeanene risinger, lives nearby "it is surprising and a little uncomfortable knowing it happened so close to my parents home" jeanene risinger, lives nearby "there's just been so many drug arrests and people breaking into the elderly people's homes.

That's always one of my biggest fears" reporting in decatur...sbwaay 31 news.

Waay 31 reached out to the morgan county jail.

They told us baker bonded out on november 27-th -- just one day

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