Police: Car Salesman Busted For Selling Meth

Posted on: 10:20 pm, December 31, 2012, by , updated on: 11:55am, January 1, 2013

CLARIFICATION: FOX 4 identified the suspect, John Baker II, as a co-owner of a Sedalia car dealership. The dealership is actually owned by another family member, and was founded by John Baker, Sr.

John Baker II worked there as a salesman up until a month ago.

SEDALIA, Mo. –  Thirty-one-year-old John Baker, a well-known owner of two car dealerships in Sedalia, is now one of two men charged with selling meth.

Police arrested Baker and 25-year-old Justin Crum Sunday for allegedly selling meth out of Baker’s home on Thompson Boulevard.

Police say, for several months, they had Baker’s house under surveillance. The department’s Sting Team Investigations of Narcotics and Gangs went inside the home and found meth, marijuana, a pistol and digital scales.

Officers say they also collected a marijuana pipe that was under a couch where John Baker’s 11-year-old son slept.

The alleged meth-selling operation was just down the street from a school for mentally-challenged children.

“I’m glad that got them,” says neighbor Patrick McGuire.

“We had our suspicions because for more than a year we saw cars coming and golng all time of the day, ” says neighbor Ronnie Lee.

As of late Monday, Baker and Crum remained in the Pettis County jail on drug-related charges.

Baker’s bond is set at $60,000 and Crum’s being held on a quarter of a million dollars bond.

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