Drug dealer caught with meth, fake $100 bills

Published 3:10 pm Friday, June 7, 2019

On Sunday, June 2, just before 1 p.m., Bainbridge Public Safety Sergeant Toby Miller received an E911 report of a wanted subject traveling in a vehicle headed south on West Street. Decatur County Deputy Sheriff Patrick Trolinger also responded to the area and spotted the vehicle as it pulled into a parking lot.

When Sergeant Miller arrived on scene, the subject, Danny “John Johnson” Leon Baker had been removed from the vehicle by Deputy Trolinger. Backup from BPS also arrived on scene.

Baker was searched and found in possession of a “Tic Tac” mints container with several pieces of white rock-like substances and a clear bag with a glass-like substance.

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He also had a clasp purse containing a clear plastic bag with a glass-like substance and a burnt glass pipe in his possession. Inside of his wallet, officers found two counterfeit $100 bills. An additional wallet was located inside the vehicle, which contained 32 counterfeit $100 bills

Danny Leon Baker (40) of an Attapulgus address was turned over to Sergeant Miller and transported to Public Safety Headquarters where he was charged with Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute (Felony) and Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute (Felony). The case was turned over to BPS Investigator Chris Jordan. On Tuesday morning, Investigator Jordan charged Baker with Forgery in the 2nd Degree.

The case is undergoing further investigation by the U.S. Secret Service.