Easton, Md. – According to Talbot County Sheriff’s Lt. John Bollinger, on July 14, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office stopped a motor vehicle on Black Dog Alley near Dover Road for suspicion of drug activity.
An investigation had begun several weeks earlier directed at Christopher Lee Baker, 28, of 9658 Cordova Road, Easton, Md., who was believed to be transporting heroin into Talbot County from Delaware.
Police say that a search and seizure warrant was obtained authorizing the search of Baker’s vehicle which was executed after a surveillance of Baker and the vehicle revealed a trip to Seaford, Del., that day.
During the search of the vehicle, Baker was allegedly found to be in possession of fifty-one (51) individual packets of suspected heroin. An additional search of the vehicle and a passenger, Tracy Earl Sherwood, 44, of Easton, Md., revealed drug paraphernalia and a small amount of crack cocaine.
Baker and Sherwood were charged by Deputy Blazejak with possession of CDS with the intent to distribute, possession of CDS and paraphernalia. Both were ordered held at the Talbot County Detention Center pending bond reviews.
Baker, a white male, was able to meet his bail when it was posted by William Randall Baker, of Stevensville, and he was released on July 16th from jail. He faces a preliminary hearing on Aug. 13th and court records do not reflect if he has an attorney.
Baker was charged with four counts of theft in Dorchester County, Md., by a criminal summons issued on April 15, 2014. He is set to appear for trial on Aug. 28th. Taxpayers are lined up to pay for his public defender as it is not often that those who have nefarious incomes volunteer that information when requesting a free lawyer.
Baker was charged by Officer Harold Dukes for an incident which took place on April 13, 2014.
On Feb. 10, 2014, Baker was charged with four counts of theft and one count of hindering and obstructing for an incident which took place on Jan. 21, 2014. On April 23, 2014 all five charges were dropped by the Talbot County States Attorney. Tamara Stone, a public defender in Easton, represented Baker in this case.
Sherwood, a black male, lives at 10043 Halem School Road in Easton, M., and was released from Talbot County jail on July 15th after posting bail through a bail bond agency.
Sherwood was charged with conspiracy and theft in incidents that took place between Nov. 23, 2012 to Jan. 23, 2013. The charges were put on the Stet Docket on June 4, 2013 by the Talbot County States Attorney.
Sherwood was able to qualify for a public defender in this case.