FBI: York County police officer stole money from drug traffickers

Written by Gordon Rago, York Daily Record | Dec 18, 2015 3:26 PM

(Fairview Township, York County) -- A veteran Fairview Township Police officer was arrested Friday after the FBI charged him with stealing money from drug traffickers, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Officer Tyson Baker, 41, of Etters, who has been with Fairview Township for 17 years, is accused of stealing money from drug traffickers.

Baker allegedly orchestrated the theft of $2,000, according to a news release. The money was originally taken by the police department during a seizure of several pounds of marijuana and $14,000 from a residence, a news release states.

On Wednesday, Baker allegedly towed a vehicle from the scene where the FBI arranged for an undercover agent to be stopped. Baker searched the vehicle and stole $3,000 concealed inside -- without a warrant and in spite of directions not to search the vehicle, the Department of Justice said.

The arranged vehicle stop was set up with full cooperation from the Fairview Township Police Department.

This article comes to us through a partnership between York Daily Record and WITF.

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