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WPSO nets another narcotics suspect

by Minden Press-Herald

Continuing investigations into illegal narcotics trafficking in the parish has netted the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office narcotics unit one more suspect.

WPSO narcotics unit commander Capt. Bobby Igo III said Anderson LaDunte Baker, 45, turned himself in at the Sheriff’s office shortly after noon Wednesday and is facing a litany of charges related to drug distribution. 

Baker, a resident of the 100 block of Eisenhower St. in Minden, was charged with eight counts, six for distribution of illegal drugs. He has been booked into Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center, and is looking at bonds totaling $285,000.

Igo said Baker’s charges include:

• Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. 

• Possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

• Possession of natural marijuana with intent to distribute. 

• Possession of synthetic marijuana with intent to distribute. 

• Possession of Ecstasy with intent to distribute. 

• Possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute. 

• Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

• Possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance. 

“This is the result of our ongoing investigations into illegal drug operations in our parish,” Igo said. “We are constantly following up on information and it’s paying off with arrests. Our unit is working on something every day.”

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