Fort Smith Brothers Arrested In Crack Cocaine Trafficking Investigation

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FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Fort Smith police have arrested two men in connection with a months-long crack cocaine trafficking investigation, according to the Fort Smith Police Department.

Stevie Baker, 38, and Javirie Baker, 31, were arrested Monday on suspicion of several drug charges and a potential charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. They remain in the Sebastian County Detention Center without bond, according to Fort Smith police.

Police said they expect more arrests soon in connection with the investigation.

The police department’s Narcotics Unit has been investigating for several months the suspected crack cocaine trafficking ring out of Fort Smith. Police believe the group has been continually moving cocaine and marijuana between Texas and Fort Smith.

A local SWAT team on Monday searched an apartment on North 40th Street and seized three pounds of marijuana, 109 grams of powder cocaine, 105 grams of crack cocaine, several hydrocodone pills and a stolen .380 pistol. Authorities at the scene immediately arrested the Baker brothers.