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Chapel Hill man charged in federal drug probe

Posted October 16, 2009

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— A federal grand jury has indicted a Chapel Hill man as part of an investigation into drug distribution in Orange and Chatham counties.

Ashuntee Derod Baker, 26, of 3350 Farrington Pointe Road, was arrested Wednesday on four counts of distributing crack cocaine and one count of possession of cocaine with the intent to sell.

The sale of drugs in Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Chatham County is being investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, U.S. Marshalls Service, State Bureau of Investigation, Chatham County Sheriff's Office and Chapel Hill and Carrboro police departments.

According to state Department of Correction records, Baker has convictions for selling drugs in Orange and Chatham counties dating to 2001.

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  • brinkflanks Oct 16, 2009

    I drive past that house multiple times per day. It was plainly clear to me that there was drug dealing going on from that house. There were always multiple cars coming and going from that driveway at all hours of the day/night. Of course many of the cars going there weren't very discreet. :) It was so bad, I could tell that if somebody was driving erratically around there, that they were probably going to pull into that driveway, and I was usually correct!

  • THE ETERNAL Oct 16, 2009

    Amen,froggytroat. I am sure all the money that can be saved would put many people back to work.

  • Common Sense Man Oct 16, 2009

    ".......Chapel Hill and Carrboro. It is a epicenter of cocaine traffic coming up the East Coast."

    Uhhh, not it's not.

  • GinkgoPhyta Oct 16, 2009

    There is a huge cocaine problem in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. It is a epicenter of cocaine traffic coming up the East Coast. Law enforcement has really been stepping it up and I hope they get the rest of these dealers off the streets.

  • Common Sense Man Oct 16, 2009

    "Lock 'em up then let him back out. He'll be back in business in no time. Our court system is a joke."

    Not fedearl court. He's facing 20-30 years.

  • froggytroat Oct 16, 2009

    Courts/jail won't fix prohibition, whatever he was selling needs to be legal, regulated, and taxed. Look at alcohol prohibition if you want to see how to end the drug crime problem.

  • fatchanceimwrong Oct 16, 2009

    Lock 'em up then let him back out. He'll be back in business in no time. Our court system is a joke.