Channing man charged in marijuana bust

CHANNING – The name of the Channing resident arrested after a search warrant resulted in the discovery of marijuana with a street value of more than $121,500.

Mark Baker, 52, is charged in Dickinson County Court with delivery/manufacture of five to 45 kilograms of marihuana and habitual offender, third offense notice.

Baker is scheduled for a preliminary examination on May 31 at 9:15 a.m..

Prosecuting Attorney Lisa Richards said he indicated that he would hire his own attorney.

Baker was arrested after troopers from the Iron Mountain Post, along with agents from the Michigan Department of Corrections Parole Division executed a search warrant at his residence last Wednesday.

Law enforcement made contact with a subject wanted for a parole violation and noticed the odor of marijuana inside the residence.

According to a news release issued by the post, a search warrant was obtained, and troopers located a marijuana growing operating inside the residence.

Seized were both growing plants and processed material totaling in excess of $121,500 street value.

Troopers also seized growing and processing equipment.