Arrest & contraband seized / Laurel County

Laurel County, KY -  Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Deputy Rick Cloyd along with Deputy Robert Reed and Deputy Hunter Disney arrested Joshua Lee Baker age 32 of Sepulveda Blvd., Lily on Saturday night June 29, 2019 at approximately 7:46 PM.

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joshua lee baker

The arrest occurred on KY 552 approximately 6 miles South of London after deputies were dispatched to a complaint of a subject driving recklessly in a gold colored Honda Accord.

When deputies located the vehicle, it was observed swerving across the centerline on KY 552 and pulled off shortly afterward.

Deputies conducted an investigation noting that the driver’s 11-year-old daughter was in the vehicle.

The driver was determined to be under the influence and was found in possession of:

  • Suboxone
  • Alprozolam
  • Gabapentin
  • Pressed Marijuana
  • THC vapor cartridges
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • A 9mm handgun

Joshua Lee Baker was charged with:

  • Operating a motor vehicle under the influence – second offense
  • Wanton endangerment – second-degree
  • 3 counts of possession of a controlled substance
  • Trafficking in Marijuana
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Failure to wear seatbelts
  • Failure to produce insurance card

This individual was lodged in the Laurel County Corrections Center.

Photo of accused attached is courtesy of the Laurel County Corrections Center.

Photo of contraband seized provided by arresting deputies.


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