On March 2, 2018, Harrisburg Police Officers conducted a traffic stop in the 600 block of Harris Street on a vehicle being driven by Garland Baylor, who was wanted by the Dauphin County Sheriff’s Department regarding a Failure To Appear bench warrant for a narcotics-related incident.
When Officers approached the vehicle, Baylor began to flee the area in his vehicle. He traveled north in the 1600 block of North 7th Street. Harrisburg Police pursued Baylor until he eventually brought his vehicle to a stop near North 7th and Woodbine Streets.
Baylor was removed from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed one Samsung Cell phone and $100 in cash. No narcotics or new or used drug paraphernalia was discovered on Baylor's person.
The K-9 Unit arrived on scene and performed an open-air sniff of Baylor’s vehicle. The K-9 positively alerted on the vehicle for narcotics; however, a search revealed no contraband in the vehicle. A short time later, Officers found a substantial amount of cocaine that had been located on the 1700 block of North 7th street, a path that Baylor travelled through. Based on the location of the drugs and the fact that the K-9 unit positively alerted on the vehicle for narcotics, Baylor was charged with throwing the drugs out of his car while fleeing the scene.
Baylor was charged with (2) counts of Possession With Intent to Deliver, (2) counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and (1) count each of Escape, Flight to Avoid Apprehension, Tamper With Physical Evidence, Fleeing/Attempting to Elude Officer; and Reckless Driving.