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Locals Indicted On Drug And Child Endangerment Charges

Image: Robert Moore, the Harrodsburg Herald.

Mercer County Indictments

Robert Moore
Herald Staff
rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com

Two local people have been indicted on drug and child endangerment charges.

Last week, Ashley Brown, 28, and Henry Baker, 55, both of 584 Crozier Drive, were indicted on drug charges stemming from a May 22 drug bust.

On that date, officers from the Harrodsburg Police Department searched the residence on Crozier Drive, where they found bags of a white substance suspected of being heroin as well as suspected methamphetamine, pills, cash and drug paraphernalia, including syringes, a set of scales, a pipe and several cell phones.

Brown was charged with 1st degree trafficking in heroin and 1st degree trafficking in fentanyl, both class C felonies, and 1st degree trafficking in methamphetamine and 1st degree wanton endangerment of a minor child—a five month old baby, according to the uniform citation—both class D felonies.

Baker was charged with 1st degree criminal complicity to traffick in heroin and 1st degree criminal complicity to traffick in fentanyl, both class B felonies, 1st degree criminal complicity to trafficking in methamphetamine, a class C felony, and 1st degree wanton endangerment of a minor child, a class D felony.

Brown has been in custody at Boyle County Detention Center since May 22 for charges related to the offenses listed above as well as 1st degree bail jumping and contempt of court, according to the jail website. Patrolman Isaac Shelton (HPD) was the arresting officer, while Patrolman Mike Shewmaker also participated in the search.

Baker was taken into custody by Kentucky Probation and Parole on Monday, Aug. 22.

Bond for both Brown and Baker was set at $20,000 with drug-related conditions, report to pretrial services, random drug testing and no new arrests involving alcohol, illegal substances or pain medications with or without a prescription.

Patrolman Chase Hale (HPD) testified at the Mercer County Grand Jury last Thursday. The grand jury handed up indictments last on charges including drug possession and burglary.

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