2 Chicago men arrested in Jasper Co. on drug-related charges

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

JASPER COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Two Jasper County Sheriff’s deputies had to be taken to a hospital after inhaling heroin during a traffic stop.

The sheriff’s office said deputies pulled over Kenneth Baker, 38, and Earl Amos, 46, both from Chicago, Illinois, on Interstate 65 Wednesday.

At one point, officers said Baker tried to hide or get rid of a baggie and a powder inside the bag became airborne. It was later identified as heroin.

Baker and the two deputies were decontaminated at a hospital.

Baker and Amos were both arrested for conspiracy to deal heroin and other charges. Baker is being held without bond at the Tippecanoe County Jail. Amos was released after processing due to an existing medical condition that requires treatment in the Chicago area. His condition was confirmed by jail staff.

Booking photo shows Earl Amos. (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)
Booking photo shows Earl Amos. (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office)
Booking photo shows Kenneth Baker. (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)
Booking photo shows Kenneth Baker. (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office)