A Carrollton police officer charged last Spring with possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia has pleaded guilty. Robert Bakert accepted a deal at a court hearing on Dec. 19.
The 34-year-old was arrested on Mar. 27, 2012 after Marshall police uncovered a synthetic stimulant, a baggie with white residue, and other items in Bakert’s vehicle during a traffic stop, according to the probable cause statement. A Highway Patrol evidence bag containing three spoons, which later tested positive for cocaine, were also found in the vehicle.
The police report also said Bakert was wearing his Carrollton uniform at the time of his arrest. He was later terminated.
As part of the agreement, Bakert was placed on probation for five years and ordered to pay $500 in fines.