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Man found guilty in fentanyl overdose death of a teen in January

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Posted at 6:57 PM, Dec 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-11 18:57:03-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — On Wednesday, an Anne Arundel County man was found guilty in the death of a teenager.

According to the Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Office, Anne Arundel County police were called to 8200 block of Kramer Court in Glen Burnie back in January, where they found -year-old Josiah Klaes in cardiac arrest.

Investigators said Klaes was unresponsive and died on the scene.

During the investigation, detectives interviewed the Klaes' brother who said he bought marijuana from a man named 'Baker'. He was later identified as Jason Patton Baker of Millersville.

Police said a friend of Klaes told them Baker and Klaes engaged in several and marijuana transactions.

In February, Baker was arrested for possession of a controlled dangerous substance. With the help of a search warrant, police took Baker's phone and found a number that matched Klaes'.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined that Josiah died as a direct result of fentanyl intoxication.

Baker was found guilty of manslaughter. He is facing a maximum sentence of 35 years and will be sentenced on February 13, 2020.