Meth found during traffic stop in Paris

Pictured are the drugs and cash that were found during a traffic stop at 10:48 p.m. Monday on Crutchfield Lane,

totaling 732.2 grams of methamphetamine and $5,710 in cash.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Department seized about 732 grams of methamphetamine, or 1.61 pounds, as a result of the arrest of two Parisians late Monday.

Gary L. “Bobo” Baker, 38, 126 Broken Arrow Drive, owned all of the drugs that were found after he ran away from a traffic stop on Crutchfield Lane.

Sheriff’s Deputy William Whitaker found Baker crouched down on the side of an embankment after a short pursuit in the woods, according to an incident report.

About 2.5 grams of meth and marijuana along with $5,710 in cash were found with Baker when he was frisked.

However, officers also found a blue and black Nike bag belonging to Baker, near where Baker was hiding. That bag contained 720 grams of meth, two digital scales, seven plastic baggies and some cash, which had meth residue on it. 

The Sheriff’s Department stated in a press release Tuesday the total amount of meth had a street value of $58,576.

Baker was charged with possession of Schedule II drugs with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver, simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and evading arrest.

The driver of the vehicle that had been pulled over by Sheriff’s Sgt. Gary Carroll was also arrested.

Nathaniel N. Caddell, 21, 206 Forrest Heights Road, was clocked driving 55 mph in a 30 mph zone on West Wood Street.

Caddell did not immediately stop when Carroll turned on his lights but eventually turned into a driveway on Crutchfield Lane. 

Carroll stated in his incident report that he noticed someone running on the property when he pulled into the driveway and the passenger door of Caddell’s vehicle was left open when he arrived.

Caddell allegedly said nobody had been in the car and the door opened when he turned into the driveway. Once Baker was found it was determined that he was the passenger.

There were no drugs or illegal substances found in Caddell’s vehicle but he was still charged with evading arrest and false reports, both felonies, as well as speeding.

Both men were scheduled to appear Tuesday in Henry County General Sessions Court. Baker’s bond was set at $150,000 while Caddell’s was set at $40,000.

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