Couple Arrested, Marijuana Seized

Police beat

February 10, 1992

An Annapolis couple was arrested and more than 11 ounces of marijuana was confiscated when county police raided a home in the Hillsmere section of the city Friday night, authorities said.

Police also said they found evidence of a marijuana-growing and packaging operation in the home, in the 600 block of Ridge Road.

Gary Wilson Painter, 45, and his wife, Deborah Kaye Painter, 40, were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, police said.

Police executed the search-and-seizure warrant at 8:45 p.m., and members of the Southern and Western districts' tactical narcotics teams went into the home. Both residents were arrested in the home.


A Glen Burnie woman was awakened yesterday morning by a burglar who told her he was an Anne Arundel County police officer and threw her up the stairs, police said.

Laura L. Fiorani, of the 6400 block of Union Court, told police she went to investigate a noise in the kitchen at 6:18 a.m. and confronted the intruder. The burglar was pulling several ice cube trays out of the refrigerator.

The man then claimed he was a police officer, threw her up the stairs and fled, police said. He apparently brokeinto the home by throwing a concrete block through the rear sliding glass door, police said.


Two men, one armed with a knife, robbed the clerk of a Pioneer City convenience store as he was leaving work Saturday night, police said.

The 38-year-old man was robbed of the money in his wallet at 8:50 p.m., ashort distance from the Pioneer Food Store on Deerfield Road, policesaid.

The men surrounded him near Deerfield Road and Timberlake Court, police said. One man stuck a knife to the clerk's throat, whilethe other stole his money. The assailants were described as black men, in their early 20s, wearing long coats with athletic logos on the back, police said.

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