by Alex Lloyd Gross
Kevin Michael Baker, now 21 years old from Bensalem will spend the next 2 ½ years to 5 years in state prison on an involuntary manslaughter charge and time served to 23 months for one count of manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
This is the male that was driving a pick up truck on State Road, in Croydon, Christmas Eve in 2021. He hit John Dugan, who was a pedestrian, crossing the street. Baker was driving when the accident happened. He should have stopped. He should have called for help, but instead, he kept going on State Road… He turned onto Street Road, then went to Forrest Ave in Bensalem, where he parked his truck and tried to clean the area where he hit Dugan. Baker also tried to get a broken fog light fixed that was damaged in the crash.
He entered a plea of No Contest in that charge yesterday. While he was out on bail, he had to make money, so he decided to go into business for himself. That business was selling drugs. He was arrested by Bensalem Police for selling marijuana and Delta-9 THC vape cartridges. The investigation found that Baker ran an illegal drug operation that he advertised through social media. In total, the Bensalem Township Police Special Investigations Unit seized 6.7 pounds of marijuana, over 200 THC vape cartridges, numerous marijuana edibles, drug paraphernalia, and more than $120,000 in US currency.
Baker remained in jail until his court appearance yesterday on both charges.. On the drug charges, he pleaded guilty. He was sentenced by Common Pleas Judge Wallace Bateman.