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Canton Man Sentenced To Federal Prison

TYLER, Texas – The Eastern District of Texas sentenced a 44-year-old Canton, Texas man to federal prison for drug trafficking violations, according to U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown Thursday.

Robby Dale Baker pleaded guilty on June 21, 2019, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 130 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Jeremy D. Kernodle on Jan. 7, 2020. The court also ordered Baker to pay a money judgment of $8,000.

According to information presented in court, in March, April, and May of 2018, Baker sold methamphetamine on three separate occasions. On May 22, 2018, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Baker’s Canton residence and recovered more methamphetamine, as well as several firearms and ammunition. Baker admitted to being involved in a drug trafficking conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine to others. A federal grand jury on July 27, 2018, indicted Baker.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office investigated, and the U.S. Attorney Alan Jackson prosecuted the case.