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10lbs Of Meth & Fentanyl Found In Car Hidden Compartment

Updated: Sep 8, 2021

Frankie Deleon Baker III

A traffic stop on Saturday returned a drug bust with ten pounds of meth and fentanyl recovered.

West Virginia State Police pulled over a vehicle with California registration for defective equipment and driving left of center on Route 10 in Logan.

The driver was identified as 42-year-old Frankie Deleon Baker III from Bakersfield, Ca. According to the criminal complaint, officers located a plastic bag of suspected methamphetamine in the sock of the defendant.

Officers obtained a search warrant for the vehicle and all contents. Police discovered a hidden compartment concealed and released by a motorized trunk latch. According to the complaint, ten pounds of narcotics in vacuum sealed bags were discovered. The discovery included 7 bags of suspected methamphetamine and 2 bags of suspected Fentanyl. Moreover, two hand guns and a large sum of U.S. currency was discovered in the hidden compartment.

Baker was charged with possession with intent to deliver, delivery and transport of Fentanyl and Meth into the state and prohibited person with a firearm.

Bail was set at $500,000 full surety and faces up to 30 years just on the charge of transporting meth into the state.



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