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Undercover Operation Leads to Drug Arrest in Nodaway County

Edward Wayne Baker. Photo by Nodaway County Sheriff's Office.

Information received by the Nodaway County Sheriff’s Department resulted in a drug investigation that included several covert drug buys, one near Eugene Field Elementary School.

The Sheriff’s Office released a report that says 45-year old Maryville resident Edward Wayne Baker has been charged with Distribution of a Controlled Substance near a school; 4 counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance; and Unlawful Use of a Weapon while in possession of methamphetamine.

Deputies received information that Baker was selling methamphetamine throughout Nodaway County. An undercover person is alleged to have purchased drugs from Baker on several occasions. Based on those purchases, a search warrant was executed on Monday on Baker’s apartment where deputies report they seized methamphetamine. Additional items were also seized for testing at a lab. Two loaded handguns and a loaded shotgun were seized as well.

Baker is also alleged to have committed domestic assault in Skidmore on Monday. He is now being held in the Nodaway County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

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