County narcotics investigators seized 8 grams of cocaine after searching a North County hotel room Thursday.
Investigators said the Narcotics Interdiction Unit served the warrant at about 5 p.m. after receiving a tip.
Detectives said the drugs had a street value of about $800. Gordon Ragler, 44, of the 2500 block of Marbourne Avenue in Baltimore, wascharged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of paraphernalia.
Police would not disclose the name of the hotel.
MARLEY CROSS-BURNING ATTEMPT INVESTIGATED
County police were looking yesterday for the person who tried to set a 10-foot crosson fire in a Marley field earlier this week.
The police report said someone put the cross in a field next to a home in the 200 block of Marley Neck Road sometime between 8 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The daughter of the homeowner noticed the cross in the field, which is farmed by her father. There were several footprints around the cross and burned plastic bottles, police said.
The owner of the home, who is black, told officers he has had no problems with those who live in the integrated, rural neighborhood.
Police said they have no suspects and have been unable to find any witnesses.
WORCESTER WOMAN ROBBED OF HER PURSE
A Worcester County woman was robbed of her purse Monday outside Glen Burnie Mall, county police reported.
Police said the 50-year-old woman was walking to the entrance of the Toys 'R' Us store at about 3 p.m. when a man shoved her to the ground. He grabbed her black leather purse with $350 in it and ran away.
The woman went into the mall and called police. The robber was described as a white man in his 20s with a medium build and shoulder-length hair.
A compilation of some of the crimes reported:
700 block of St. George Barber Road: Dec. 1, entry gained through the door. Bottles of wine taken. Total loss: Unknown.
100 block Waldo Road: Dec. 4, entry gained through the door. Nothing taken.