31-year-old Michael Baldwin was charged with two counts of simple possession, possession with intent to sell, unlawful drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony after Clarksville Police executed a narcotics warrant at his residence.
On March 7th, Officer Joshua Smith executed a narcotics search warrant at the home of Michael Baldwin on Pollard Road. While searching the residence, officers discovered several bags of suspected marijuana, cookies and gummies that contained suspected THC, partially smoked blunts, 7 pills marked S903, a loaded Walther PK380, a loaded Morrissey AAM-47 rifle, three digital scales, several vacuum seal bags and a box of sandwich bags, glass jar containers, a vacuum sealer, a “budder” making machine, and other paraphernalia consistent with the packaging of marijuana.
Portions of the suspected marijuana did in fact field-test positive for marijuana with a combined weight of 8.4 pounds. The pills marked S903 were identified as Alprazolam, which is better known as Xanax. The officer noted that Michael did not have a prescription for the pills.
Officer Smith also noted that based on his training and experience, he was aware that items like plastic bags and digital scales are typically used to weigh and package certain drugs for the purpose of resale. The officer went on to note that he knows the resale of drugs is “inherently dangerous” and that drug dealers “will commonly possess firearms to protect themselves, their assets, and their product from robbers”.
Michael Baldwin was charged with two counts of simple possession, possession with intent to sell, unlawful drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony. His bond was set at $90,000.