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Trio jailed after drug raid

The Liberty/Calhoun Drug Task Force teamed up with investigators from the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and the Florida Highway Patrol and raided a Bristol home Friday night. The drug bust led to three arrests. Jailed in the case were Edgar Verdell Baskerville, 21, charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell within 1000 feet of a church, along with several pills, Xanex, Cymbalta, Sinequan, Effexor XR, and Lamictal, for which he had no prescription. He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Kimberly Denise Solomon, 46, was charged with leasing or renting for the purpose of trafficking in controlled substances, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Michael Jerome Bailey, 41, was charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. According to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, a warrant was issued after an undercover purchase of narcotics was previously conducted at the home. A search of the home turned up a plastic bag with several smaller bags of marijuana inside, packaged to sell; a bottle containing several different pills; a scale; a nd a burnt marijuana cigarette. Bailey did not reside at the home, but was there at the time of the search. It was discovered that he had an outstanding warrant. While placing him under arrest, marijuana was found in his pocket. All three suspects were booked into the Calhoun County Jail. Baskerville is being held on $63,500 bond. Solomon was released after posting $45,000 bond. Bailey is being held on $12,500 bond, as well as a warrant from Jackson County.

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