Three charged in drug case
Published 4:50 pm Wednesday, March 16, 2011
A Brewton man and two East Brewton residents were arrested Tuesday night and face a variety of drug charges, officials with the Brewton Police Department’s Narcotics Division said.
Daniel Collins Baker, 25, of Brewton was arrested along with Barbara Conway Huckabaa, 34, and Trenton Jeray Taylor, 18, both of East Brewton.
Lt. Bryan Davis with the BPD Narcotics Division said the arrests were made just after 7 p.m. in East Brewton.
“Agents with our division were conducting an investigation into the distribution of illegal narcotics which led them to Superfoods in East Brewton,” Davis said. “Our agents arrived on the scene at about 7:20 p.m. and witnessed an illegal drug transaction taking place in the parking lot.”
Davis said agents with the Brewton Police Department were assisted by officers with the East Brewton Police Department in making the arrests.
“As the officers approached the vehicle that the subjects were in, the officers observed them in the middle of a drug transaction,” Davis said. “All three subjects were taken into custody without incident.”
A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of crack cocaine and Xanax, both of which are controlled substances, Davis said.
Baker is charged with criminal conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.
Huckabaa is charged with criminal conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Taylor is charged with criminal conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime.
Each of the suspects was transported to the Escambia County Detention Center to be booked on the charges against them.