The Panama City Police Department announces the arrest of several individuals for charge’s ranging from Possession of Crack Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Keeping and Maintain a Public Nuisance (Crack House), and Wanted Person.
On December 2, 2008 Investigators with the Panama City Police Department Special Operations Unit along with the Panama City Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) served a search warrant at 619 E 13th Street in Panama City. The search warrant was executed and resulted in the seizure of approximately $1000.00 worth of crack cocaine, $100.00 dollars of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.
Arrested at the search warrant was Christopher Baker, 18 years of age who was charged with Keeping/Maintaining a Public Nuisance (Crack House). John Henry Baker, 44 years of age who was charged with Keeping/Maintaining a Public Nuisance (Crack House), Possession of Crack Cocaine With Intent to Distribute, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and an outstanding warrant. Robert Earl Baker, 19 years of age who was charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Demetrie Felton, 16 years of age who was charged with Possession of Marijuana Less Than Twenty Grams, Possession of Paraphernalia, and an outstanding felony warrant for Violation of Probation.
All four are from the Panama City area and have been transported to the Bay County Jail where the three adults will be held waiting on first appearance. The juvenile will be processed and transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice on E. 11th Street.
The search warrant and arrests are the result of a lengthy investigation by the Panama City Police Department that was made possible by several members of the community who became involved and reported the on going events happening at this location. It is with the help of the community that the Panama City Police Department is able to target these drug houses and take appropriate action.
The investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible in this case. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Panama City Police Department at 850-872-3112 or Crime Stoppers at 850-785-Tips.