Crime, Police/Fire

Towson drug dealer arrested following fatal overdoses in Joppa, White Hall

Kenneth BakerJOPPA, MD—A Towson man has been arrested following an investigation into two fatal overdoses in Harford County.

On October 25, 2021, deputies with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office responded-to the 2200 block of Dunwood Lane in Joppa for a report of a cardiac arrest. Upon arrival, deputies located an adult male who had died of a fatal drug overdose. On January 21, 2022, deputies responded to the 5300-block of Norrisville Road in White Hall for another report of a cardiac arrest. Upon arrival, deputies located a second adult male who died of a fatal drug overdose.

Investigators developed information linking both fatal overdoses. As the investigation progressed, detectives identified Kenneth Baker, 21, of Towson as a heroin dealer, selling in Harford County.

Detectives arrested Baker without incident in Edgewood on January 21, the same day as the second fatal overdose.  He now faces multiple charges.

After an initial appearance in court, Baker was released on $5,000 bond.

“In 2021, heroin killed 70 people in Harford County,” said Sheriff Jeffrey R. Gahler following Baker’s arrest. “The members of the Harford County Narcotics Task Force continue to tirelessly target those responsible for dealing death in our County. The heroin epidemic is not over, and the efforts of our detectives make it clear; if you deal drugs in Harford County, we will find you!”

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