POSTED: Friday, March 9, 2012 - 3:30pm
UPDATED: Friday, March 9, 2012 - 3:34pm
BAKER, LA (NBC33) — A long term investigation resulted in the arrest of two people in Baker for drug and firearm possession.
The Baker Police Department reports that a search warrant was executed this morning, Friday, March 9, at an apartment on Buffet Street. During the search they located illegal narcotics, a firearm, drug paraphernalia, and packaging material used to distribute narcotics.
A four year old child was present in the home along with the adult suspects.
The Special Response Officers arrested Frank Smith, 41, of Baker for Distribution of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana (second offense), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Firearm with a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in the Presence of Person(s) under Seventeen.
Also arrested was Jacqueline Covington, 47, who was present at the residence with Smith. She was taken into custody for outstanding warrants.
A second female was in the home at the time of the search, but was not arrested.
The four year old child was removed from the home and returned to the custody of her mother.