ST. GEORGE — A man was arrested by the Washington County Drug Task Force after a search warrant was executed in the area of 200 West 300 North in St. George Thursday.
According to the probable cause statement filed by police, Layton Duane Baker, 18, of St. George, was arrested after task force detectives searched his bedroom and found several different containers of “green leafy plant material” suspected to be marijuana. About two ounces of marijuana was seized during the investigation, St. George Police Capt. Kyle Whitehead said.
Detectives also found a digital scale, packaging materials and drug paraphernalia including pipes, a water bong and containers with suspected marijuana residue. Baker admitted to possessing and using marijuana and stated that he “hooks up” a few people with marijuana, according to the statement.
Baker was booked into Washington County’s Purgatory Correctional Facility charged with second-degree felony drug distribution in a drug free zone and class-A misdemeanor use or possession of drug paraphernalia, both charges being enhanced because they were within about 600 feet of a church. Bail was set at $13,700.
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