Three Arrested on Drug Charges

Three people were arrested on drug charges that stemmed from a traffic stop in Pulaski County on Saturday.

A Winamac Police officer pulled over a vehicle for speeding and the K9 officer was called to the location of the traffic stop. The K9 reportedly alerted to the presence of drugs inside the vehicle. In a subsequent search of the vehicle, methamphetamine and marijuana were found along with drug paraphernalia. Kim Baker, 60, of Winamac, was placed into custody and taken to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department for questioning.

During an interview with police, Baker allegedly told officers that drugs were at his residence. Baker did not give consent to officers to search his home so a search warrant was obtained. Officers arrived at his home in the 1800 S block of 315 E. in Winamac where they allegedly found more methamphetamine, other drugs, cash, and drug paraphernalia.

Dawn Perez

Dawn Perez, 44, of Winamac, was present at the home along with 63-year-old Gary Weaver, of Knightstown. They were taken into custody and booked into the Pulaski County Jail.

Kim Baker

Baker and Perez face preliminary charges of dealing in methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, unlawful possession of a syringe, and possession of marijuana, methamphetamine and paraphernalia. Baker has a prior conviction of possession of marijuana.

Weaver was booked on preliminary charges of possession of marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance. He has since bonded out of jail.

Formal charges are pending with the Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office.

Photos provided by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.