Area man sentenced to prison

Possession of drugs, firearm, leads to conviction

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – An Airway Heights man was sentenced to 96 months in federal prison on drug charges. The announcement was made in a June 5 press release by Vanessa R. Waldref, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.

Joseph William Baker, age 28, of Airway Heights, Washington was convicted of possession with intent to distribute five grams of pure methamphetamine. The conviction stems from a traffic stop on November 22, 2021.

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