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Moore County man facing multiple charges after arrest at Woodard’s Market

Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 1:29 pm

Metro Moore County Sheriff’s Department deputy Michael Thomas and K-9 Ares confiscated a sizable amount of a Schedule VI Narcotic for resale, possession of Schedule II narcotic, several hundred dollars in cash and possession of a firearm during an arrest last week at Woodard’s Market. (Photo Provided)

Metro Moore County Sheriff’s Department deputy Michael Thomas and K-9 Ares confiscated a sizable amount of a Schedule VI Narcotic for resale, possession of Schedule II narcotic, several hundred dollars in cash and possession of a firearm during an arrest last week at Woodard’s Market. (Photo Provided)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — A Moore County man is in custody and facing felony drug charges and misdemeanor drug charges, among others, following his arrest last week at Woodard’s Market in Lynchburg.

According to a release on the Metro Moore County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page, the department received a call from “concerned citizens” and responded to find Toby Baker, 31, of 321 Bakertown Rd “inside the business acting in a way that concerned patrons.”

According to the Metro Moore County Sheriff’s Department report, sheriff’s department deputies responded to the call at Woodard’s Market on Monday, July 18 and found Baker in the men’s restroom.

The report stated that Baker seemed disoriented. According to reporting officer Michael Thomas, Baker “admitted to being under the influence,” was found to have in his possession a small baggy containing what he “claimed to be meth.”

With the assistance of K-9 Ares, sheriff’s department deputies searched Baker’s vehicle, finding drugs including 44 grams of marijuana, other prescription drugs and a loaded weapon.

Baker was then arrested and booked into the Moore County Jail on charges of DUI; Public Intoxication; Possession of a Weapon while Under the Influence; Simple Possession or Casual Exchange; Sale of Schedule IV narcotic.

Baker was being held on $15,000 bond while awaiting his court appearance.

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