On Thursday, September 20, 2018, the Merced Police Department Disruptive Area Response Team (DART) developed information that Franklin Baer 32-year-old, was selling drugs at a room at the Motel 6 Suites in Merced. DART and GVSU and officers served a search warrant at Baer’s room. During the search, officers located over 15 grams of heroin, digital scales, packaging material, and seized over $2600 in cash. Baer was arrested for sales of narcotics and booked at the Merced County jail.
Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Disruptive Area Response Team (DART) Sgt. Solis at (209) 385-6905 or the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725. The public can send information via anonymous text messages to police department by dialing “TIP411” (847411) and including the word “Comvip” as the “keyword” in the text message.