A Winfield man, 39 year old Robert Eugene Baker, fell asleep at a convenience store in Ark City. He was arrested by local police on suspicion of possession of drug-sale paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine and possession with intent to sell methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school and jailed on drug-related charges.
All of the offenses are felonies.
Baker was wanted on a Sumner County District Court warrant for probation violation.
Baker was booked into the Cowley County Jail. Bond was set at $22,500.
Officers were dispatched to Casey’s General Store at 4:30 in the morning for a report of a man who had fallen asleep at a table causing an open knife to fall from his pocket to the floor.
He was taken into custody and a search of his person ensued.
During the search police located a syringe, baggies, a scale with drug residue and a small tin containing a sizable amount of meth in Baker’s pockets, along with cash. The items were seized as evidence.