Man Stopped for Cell Phone, Seat Belt Infractions; Arrested on Drug Charges

Feb 23, 2021

Bobby Baker, 49, of Evansville
Credit ISP

An Evansville man faces multiple drug charges after being pulled over for not wearing a seat belt and using a cell phone. 

Indiana State Police say a trooper patrolling near Walnut Street and Bedford Avenue Monday afternoon noticed the driver of a pickup truck not wearing his seat belt and on his cell phone.

In a release, the ISP said the trooper stopped the vehicle at Evans and Canal, and detected the odor of burnt marijuana.

Police said the driver, 49-year-old Bobby Baker of Evansville, was impaired.

The ISP said officers found a baggie containing methamphetamine, a small amount of suspected heroin, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and 13 syringes.

Police arrested Baker and took him to the Vanderburgh County Jail where he’s being held without bond.

He faces six drug-related charges.