2 area busts net suspected crack, arrests of 8 adults and girl, 16

April 25, 1991

Baltimore and state police made two separate drug busts in the area yesterday, netting a large amount of cocaine, cash and vehicles.

In the city, calls to the police drug hot line, 685-DRUG, were being credited with shutting down an alleged crack house in the 3700 block of Towanda Avenue in Northwest Baltimore.

Officers raided the home at 7:30 p.m., arresting six adults and seizing 801 bags of crack cocaine and $1,131, police said. Twenty-dollar bags of pink crack cocaine were allegedly being sold from windows of the house at all hours, bringing in an estimated $9,000 a day, police said.

Police said the adults have refused to identify themselves.

Several hours earlier in Catonsville, two adults and a 16-year-old girl were arrested on drug charges at the Ingleside Shopping Center, state police said.

An undercover buy of 10 ounces of cocaine, with an estimated street value of $14,000, at 5:40 p.m. led to the arrests of Beverly Joyce Fagan, 32, of Baltimore, Gregory Jonathan Fortman, 30, of Pasadena and the 16-year-old Baltimore girl, police said. Two vehicles were seized.

Ms. Fagan and Mr. Fortman were charged with one count each of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, conspiracy and possession of cocaine.


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