Arrest nets marijuana and $27,386 in cash

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Gazette staff
Saturday, October 29, 2011
— A drug investigation on Thursday led to the arrest of an Edgerton man and the seizure of 255 grams of marijuana and $27,386 in cash, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

James H. Baker, 63, of 110 W. Rollin St., No. 3, Edgerton, was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, two counts of maintaining a drug house and vehicle plus possession with intent to deliver marijuana within 1,000 feet of a park, the release said.

According to complaints from residents made to Edgerton police that were included in a search warrant filed Friday in Rock County Court, Baker has been selling drugs in Edgerton for decades.

A Rock County Sheriff’s deputy arrested Baker at 3:38 p.m. Thursday on North Parker Drive near Wall Street in Janesville, according to the warrant.

The deputy found 84.3 grams of marijuana in Baker’s backpack. The cash and more marijuana as well as methadone pills were found in Baker’s apartment.

Baker was taken to the Rock County Jail and appeared in court Friday, the release said.

Last updated: 6:37 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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