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01/27/2013

Traffic Stops Lead to Drug Arrests
 

 

          Michael Hamm            Jesse Hamm         Kayla Barton



     

   Winton Baker 


 

 

 

On Friday, January 25, 2013, at approximately 4:30 p.m., a traffic stop in Scammon was conducted on a vehicle driven by Michael D. Hamm, 31, of Weir.

 

Hamm was arrested for Driving while Suspended and was found to be in possession of suspected Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia.

 

A short time later, just after 5:00 p.m., another traffic stop was conducted near Scammon.  This vehicle was driven by Winton Baker, 61, also of Weir.  Passengers in the Baker vehicle included 25 year-old Kayla Barton and 36 year-old Jesse Hamm, both also of Weir.

 

During a consensual search of the vehicle, officers discovered an open whiskey container along with components of a suspected methamphetamine lab, including chemicals, equipment and suspected finished product of methamphetamine.

 

Baker, Barton and Jesse Hamm were all arrested and transported to the Cherokee County Jail.

 

Detention orders on all four suspects were signed Sunday by an 11th Judidical District Judge and bond has been set for each of them.

 

Michael Hamm is being held on allegations of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Driving While Suspended.  Bond is set at $25,000.00.

 

Winton Baker is being held on allegations of Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Possession of Precursor Chemicals with Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Transporting an Open Container.  Bond has been set at $50,000.00.

 

Kayla Barton and Jesse Hamm both remain in custody, in lieu of $50,000.00 bonds, on allegations of Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Possession of Precursor Chemicals with Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

 

Formal charges are expected to be filed this week.

 

All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.


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