Man charged with trafficking

Man indicted for wanton endangerment

By Joe P. Asher - [email protected]

Robert Baker

Police arrested a Cumberland man after allegedly finding synthetic marijuana following a traffic stop.

Robert Douglas Baker, 51, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Joey Brigmon on Tuesday.

According to the citation, Brigmon observed a black 2008 Ford Focus driven by Baker make a turn onto Dayhoit Bridge without using a turn signal. Baker made an extremely wide turn, crossing over into the other lane. He told police he was lost and was looking for a trailer park. When he exited the vehicle, Brigmon observed three clear plastic bags containing 12.6 grams of a green leafy substance in plain view. Baker said the substance was synthetic marijuana. Police searched the vehicle, finding a digital scale in the passenger seat. Cash in the amount of $108 was found in the middle compartment under the radio in the vehicle.

Baker was charged with trafficking in synthetic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, careless driving and failure to or improper signal. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.

In other police activity:

• Shaun Michael Johnson, 26, of Loyall, was arrested on an indictment warrant by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Freeman on Tuesday. The indictment, handed down by the grand jury on Feb. 29, states Johnson wantonly engaged in conduct which created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to another person by striking another vehicle with his vehicle. He was indicted on four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief and leaving the scene of an accident-failure to render aid or assistance. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $3,000 full cash bond;

• Rebecca Marie Musick, 40, of Coalgood, was arrested on an indictment on Tuesday by Freeman. She was indicted for flagrant non-support. Musick was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $1,000 surety bond and a $300 full cash bond.

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Robert Baker Baker
Man indicted for wanton endangerment

By Joe P. Asher

[email protected]

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