A Baltimore man was arrested Thursday after officers found drugs, a handgun and ammunition in a home where two children ages 4 and 6 were locked inside, police said.
Corey Baker, 39, of the 2600 block of Seamon Ave., was stopped by officers on patrol in Cherry Hill and admitted that he was in possession of marijuana, police said. He was arrested and then told the officers that his children were home alone.
Officers responded to the home with Baker to check on the safety of the children. Drug-packaging material and several 9 mm rounds of ammunition were in plain view, police said.
As Baker was making accommodations for the children, officers said they noticed the grip of a pistol sticking out of a couch and secured the residence. They obtained a search and seizure warrant and found a 9 mm handgun, a hand-rolled cigar containing suspected marijuana, one 30-round magazine and 78 9 mm rounds of ammunition, drug-packaging material and two sandwich bags containing three-quarters of an ounce of marijuana, according to police.
Baker was charged with two counts each of drug possession, confining an unattended child, reckless endangerment and one count of leaving firearms accessible to a minor. He was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Police said Baker is a felon with convictions in Chicago and Virginia. He was arrested June 11 and charged with drug possession, according to electronic court records.