* Update July 25, 2013: The charges against Timothy A. Baron were terminated in Baron's favor on June 20, 2013 in Otsego County Criminal Court.


An Oneonta man arrested on drug charges Wednesday was sent to Otsego County jail on $25,000 bail, a media release from Oneonta police said.

Timothy A. Baron, 32, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony; seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanors; and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, police said.

He was arraigned in Oneonta City Court and is to reappear there Monday. If convicted on the felony charge, Baron faces up to nine years in prison, police said.

Baron was arrested after an police investigation. Oneonta City Court Judge Lucy Bernier signed a search warrant, which was served at Baron’s residence at apartment No. 3 at 300 Main St. at 6:22 a.m. Friday, the release said.

Baron wasn’t home when the warrant was served, but police seized 11.1 grams of cocaine, five Suboxone film strips, 1.5 grams of marijuana, narcotics packaging materials and ledgers, the release said.

Baron was arrested Wednesday outside of his residence without incident, police said.




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