Woman Indicted On Bwi Smuggling Charge

April 21, 1992|By Jay Apperson | Jay Apperson,Staff writer

A Prince George's County woman was indicted yesterday on charges of smuggling more than half a pound of cocaine in a prophylactic concealed within her body earlier this month at BWI Airport.

A county grand jury indicted Mary E. Kent, 28, of Capitol Heights, on charges of smuggling 251 grams of cocaine into the airport after arriving on an Air Jamaica flight from Montego Bay on April 4, county state's attorney Frank R. Weathersbee said. The prosecutor said the woman hid the drug in her vagina.

The grand jury also indicted yesterday an Annapolis man accused of operating what police have called one of the largest marijuana rings in Anne Arundel County. Antonio Donald Boston, 33, of the 1800 block of Shiverly Court, was indicted under the state's drug kingpin law.If convicted, he would face a sentence of 20 to 40 years with no chance for parole, Weathersbee said.

Boston surrendered to federal agents earlier this month. He had been missing since March 21, when county police and agents from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration raided his home and confiscated $100,000 in a plastic container buried in his backyard. Police also confiscated 6 pounds of marijuana and 15 grams of hashish.

In an unrelated matter, an Annapolis man was indicted on drug charges after police investigating a burglary at the man's house found drugs there, Weathersbee said. Thomas W. Phillips, 45, was indicted on charges of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, the prosecutor said. Phillips became a criminal suspect when police responding to a burglary complaint April 10 at his home in the 1000 block of Jackson St. noted paraphernalia such as plastic bags and scales, along with suspected marijuana.

The burglary suspect, Christopher A. Parker, 30, of the 1100 block of Eastport Terrace, Annapolis, was indicted yesterday on a burglary charge, Weathersbee said.

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