Thursday, July 30, 2009

Jackson County Man Arrested on Drug Charges

August 17th is the court date scheduled for a Jackson County man arrested in Cookeville after he was allegedly observed dealing drugs from his car. Police say 30-year-old Steven Dewayne Baker of Gainesboro was pulled over after authorities received a tip from another law enforcement officer, who had seen Baker conduct a number of transactions that were believed to be drug deals. Officer Mitch Harrington made the stop and says that he could see cash and pills sticking out of Baker's pocket as he approached the vehicle. The pills turned out to be more that a hundred tablets of Dilaudid -- a commonly abused prescription drug. Police say they also found ten unopened hypodermic needles in the car.