Police Arrest Five In Cocaine-sale Sting

Police beat

June 24, 1991

A Severna Park woman was arrested Friday evening on charges that shetried to sell cocaine to undercover police officers.

County narcotics officers said they arrested 32-year-old Debra Ann Crawford aftershe arranged to sell them crack cocaine.

Crawford, of the 200 block of Cypress Creek Road, is accused of arranging to sell drugs to three undercover officers in Severna Park.

After making arrangements for the sale, officers followed her in their car to a home in the 1200 block of Holmewood Drive in Pasadena. Police say she went into the house to get the cocaine, came out and sold the drugs to the officers, then left.

The police officers stayed to watch the house. They stopped two men as they left the house carrying a bag containing money from the drug deal. Police report that both men were carrying guns.

They are identified as Geovanny Dejesus, 30, and Devania Vargas, 19, both of New York City. Each was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of a handgun.

A police spokesman said a search warrant was issued, and at 6 p.m., members of the Special Operations Section entered the Holmewood Drive house and arrested two men inside.

John Louis McLain, 36, and Leonardo Rodriguez, 37, both of the 1200 block of Holmewood Drive, were each charged with possession with intent to distributecocaine.

Six ounces of cocaine, valued at $16,000, and $10,404 incash were also found in the house, police report. A 1979 Chevrolet, two shotguns and two handguns were also seized during the raid.

Crawford was later arrested at her home and charged with possession of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

In another sting operation, county police arrested three men on charges of drug possession Friday in Severn.

Police posing as street-level drugdealers on Richfield Drive near Pioneer Drive sold 20 percent pure cocaine to three men, who were all later arrested, police say.

Police report that Michael Allen Rich, 29, and Patrick Leon Dixon, 28, both of the 1800 block of Ridgewick Road in Glen Burnie, and Douglas Sherman Mason, 34, of Port Republic, Calvert County, were arrested and charged with possession of cocaine.

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