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Drugs, weapons seized from home in Baker

3 years 6 months 3 weeks ago March 06, 2013 Mar 6, 2013 Wednesday, March 06 2013 March 06, 2013 10:15 AM in News
Source: Baker Police Department

BAKER - Police said loud music helped narcotics agents in Baker make a major drug bust this week.

Chief Mike Knaps said on Tuesday officers arrested Travis Barton, 28, after they found drugs, guns and cash in Barton's home and car.

Knaps said officers had been investigating Barton after receiving several tips from informants. According to the chief Barton left his home Tuesday with music blaring loud enough from his vehicle for officers to pull him over in violation of the city's loud music ordinance.

Knaps said officers questioned Barton, and he admitted he had drugs in his car and home. Police searched both and found several bags of marijuana, hydrocodone pills, three guns including an AR-15 rifle, more than $14,000 in cash and other drug paraphernalia.

Police booked Burton into the parish prison in suspicion of intent to distribute marijuana, narcotics possession, illegally possessing drugs and guns, and possessing drug paraphernalia.

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