Decatur Co. Sheriff’s deputies seize cars, drugs and gun from suspect’s residence

Photo Courtesy Decatur County Sheriff's Office
Photo Courtesy Decatur County Sheriff's Office
Photo Courtesy Decatur County Sheriff’s Office

Decatur County Sheriff’s Office deputies seized two vehicles, three different illegal drugs a firearm and more after serving a search warrant at a residence on Thursday, July 23.

On Thursday morning, deputies with the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office’s new Career Criminals Unit executed a search warrant at 114 Baker-Phillips Road, a dirt road off Georgia 309 South in southern Decatur County. Sheriff’s deputies had received information that drugs were being sold out of the home.

During execution of the search warrant, deputies seized the following:

  • 1 ounce of “Molly,” the street name for a synthetic drug sold in pill form that mixes multiple chemical substances (Deputies described 3.5 ounces of Molly as a very large amount compared with the gram-sized amounts they normally find in similar arrests)
  • 3.5 ounces of marijuana (1 ounce or more is a felony; 1 ounce of marijuana has a street value of anywhere from $150 to more than $300)
  • 0.5 ounces of crack cocaine
  • A bulletproof vest
  • A firearm
  • A large amount of U.S. currency
  • Drug paraphernalia, including digital scales

Deputies also seized two vehicles from the residence, Sheriff’s Office Investigator Jason Williams said.

Terrell Demadric Baker, also known by the nickname “Teedy,” of 114 Baker-Phillips Road is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of a schedule I narcotic with intent to distribute (Note: this is the “Molly” charge), possession of firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Baker is also charged with a probation violation stemming from a prior conviction of theft of motor vehicle and escape. In a 2008 incident, Baker was apprehended by Sheriff’s deputies. He was able to crawl through a divider between the rear seat of a Sheriff’s patrol car and the front seat, and took off driving a deputy’s patrol car while handcuffed. A Georgia State Patrol helicopter later located the patrol car abandoned in a field off Philyaw Road in Fowlstown, not far from Baker’s home. Sheriff’s deputies and Florida police searched for Baker for seven hours before he finally turned himself in.

To read more about the 2007 incident in which Baker stole the patrol car, see the article on titled, “Teedy captured after 7-hour manhunt.”


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