Drug Bust in Sturgeon Bay Seizes Large Amounts of Cocaine & Marijuana

Two Sturgeon Bay residents were taken into custody on drug charges as part of an investigation involving the Door/Kewaunee County Drug Task Force Tuesday. The local unit was assisted in executing a search warrant at the address by the Department of Homeland Security, the Drug Enforcement Administration, US Postal Service, the State Patrol, the Door County K-Nine Unit, and Sturgeon Bay Police. The two suspects, 64 year old Harold Baker and 58 year old James Johnson, appeared at bail hearings in Door County Circuit Court Wednesday on charges of  possessing cocaine and marijuana with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia. Door County Circuit Court Judge David Weber set bail at $15,000 cash bond for both men. Baker & Johnson are expected back in Door County Court on Monday. In all, a total of seven ounces of powder cocaine and over three pounds of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $25,000, was confiscated on Wednesday, May 23rd. The drug task force locally was notified the that the DHS and customs and border patrol in Miami, Florida had intercepted a package containing a large quantity of cocaine sent from overseas that was being shipped to the Sturgeon Bay residence. The local, state and federal agencies waited until Tuesday to search the home. They reportedly found wooden decorative items in the form of a pineapple, owl, and llama that were hollowed out to carry the drugs.

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