Deputies: 14 pounds of marijuana mailed, found at Catawba Co. home

Published: Jun. 1, 2015 at 12:09 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 1, 2015 at 12:09 PM EDT
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A man is charged after more than 14 pounds of marijuana was found a Catawba County home.

Cameron Lashawn Baker, 25 of Hickory, is charged with trafficking marijuana and possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana. Baker was arrested Friday after a search warrant was executed for a home on 3rd Street Place SW in Newton.

Investigators located and seized 14.77 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of between $40,000 and $60,000. Officials say the marijuana was shipped through the US Postal Service from a source city.

Baker was taken to the Catawba County Detention Facility and given a $32,500 bond. Lieutenant Jason Reid said they have seen a rise over the past month in controlled substances being mailed to Catawba County.

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