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Allegany County Sheriff’s Office make Drug, Firearm Arrest

August 9th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

On 08/08/2022, at approximately 1240 hours, Deputies with the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a black Chevrolet Tahoe traveling Eastbound, on Interstate 68, near the 50 mile marker.  Upon making contact with the operator, Deputies developed probable cause to search the vehicle.  During the search, Deputies located a quantity of fentanyl, and a loaded Springfield Hellcat 9mm handgun. Additionally, Deputies located packaging material and various controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia which further indicated an intent to distribute the fentanyl.  A large sum of U.S. currency was also located, which is believed to be derived from the sale of controlled substances.  It was further learned that the operator, and sole occupant of the vehicle, was prohibited from possessing firearms due to past felony convictions.

Pursuant to the investigation, Deputies arrested and charged Sonny Ralique Baxter of Wheeling WV with the following:

CDS POSS not marijuana


Firearm Possession w/felony conviction

Firearm use in felony crime

Firearm use in drug trafficking crime

CDS DIST W/Firearm

Loaded Handgun in Vehicle

Loaded Handgun on Person

Illegal Ammunition Poss

Assault weapon/magazine use in drug crime


Baxter was transported to the Allegany County Detention Center to await his initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner.