Yesterday in US Federal Court Elisa Baker was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on charges of illegally distributing prescription drugs. Baker is the woman responsible for the death and dismemberment of 10-year-old Zahra Baker. If any good news can be taken from yesterday’s verdict it’s that this new sentence will be served after she completes her current 18 year state sentence for Zahra’s death. Currently it stands that it will be 26 years before Baker can be released from prison.
Elisa Baker was no penny-ante drug dealer either. She was dealing in massive amounts of illegal prescription drugs…
According to court documents, Baker obtained the prescription drugs through multiple prescriptions from physicians and from other unidentified sources in Catawba County. She conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute the controlled substances oxycodone, hydrocodone and alprazolam. She possessed about 12,000 units of oxycodone, 10,000 units of hydrocodone, and 29,000 units of alprazolam.
Hospital pharmacies don’t carry that much on hand. During the sentencing hearing the prosecution made it known that Baker was dealing the drugs out of Zahra’s bedroom and that she brought drug addicts into the home where Zahra was living at the time in Hickory, North Carolina.
Her defense blamed her getting into the drug trade because she became a drug addict while suffering from fibromyalgia. I know that’s going to piss a lot of people off who read this site. For those of you who may not know my wife suffers horribly from fibro and has been given horrible treatment by certain doctors who believe she is only drug seeking. Yet my wife is far from being a drug addict and has definitely never sold drugs out of the home that we shared with our children.
In my opinion Elisa Baker is nothing more than a grifter and a con artist and I still contend that Zahra’s death was part of some kind of money scheme. Her alleged defense is just another con in a long line of cons.
It’s unfortunate that the evidence in Zahra’s death couldn’t support the death penalty because if anyone deserved it it’s this conniving trailer trash slag.