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Wanted man busted in Bainbridge with drugs inside purse, wallet

Posted at 5:53 PM, Jun 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-04 17:53:19-04

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WTXL) — A wanted man is behind bars after officers found meth inside his purse and $3,400 worth of counterfeit bills in his wallet.

On Sunday, June 2, just before 1 p.m., a Bainbridge Public Safety sergeant received a 911 report of a wanted man traveling in a vehicle on West Street.

A Decatur County deputy also responded to the area and spotted the vehicle as it pulled into a parking lot. When the Bainbridge Public Safety officer arrived on scene, the suspect, 40-year-old Danny “John Johnson” Leon Baker had been removed from the car.

After back up arrived on scene, Baker was searched and found in possession of a “Tic Tac" mints container with several pieces of white rock-like substance and a clear bag with a glass-like substance inside.

Authorities say he also had a clasp purse containing a clear plastic bag with a glass-like substance and a burnt glass pipe in his possession. Inside of his wallet, officers found two counterfeit $100 bills. They also found an additional wallet inside the vehicle that contained 32 counterfeit $100 bills.

The Attapulgus man was turned over to BPS and transported to Public Safety Headquarters where he was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

The case was turned over to another BPS investigator who charged Baker with 2nd degree forgery on Tuesday morning.

Officials say the is undergoing further investigation by the Secret Service.