Wednesday October 24, 2018

After receiving numerous complaints from the Frakes area of drug trafficking, the Bell County Sheriff’s Department has been providing extra patrols.

On Monday night October 22, 2018 at approximately 10:00pm Bell County Sheriff’s Sgt. Doug Jordan, assisted by K-9 Deputy James Taulbee, came upon a suspicious black Chevy S-10 parked at the Chenoa Store, which was closed.

Once Sgt. Jordan made contact with the driver and occupant. Deputy Taulbee arrived on scene a short time later and observed both men acting suspiciously. Deputy Taulbee ran his K-9 Giro around the vehicle and he alerted to the presence of drugs on the passenger side of the vehicle.

The men were asked to step out of the vehicle and while Sgt. Jordan checked for information on the men through dispatch, Deputy Taulbee searched the vehicle.

Both men were then searched and found in the coveralls of 37 year old Jeffery Baker from Pineville was a baggy containing a substance believed to be Methamphetamine.

Baker was lodged in the Bell County detention center charged with possession of controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense – Methamphetamine.

This is K-9 Giro’s 21st assist involving not only the Bell County Sheriff’s Department, but several other agencies, that yielded a drug arrest.