Man pleads guilty to drug charges

September 11, 1992|By Dennis O'Brien | Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer

A 33-year-old construction worker faces 20 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines after he pleaded guilty yesterday to drug distribution charges in county Circuit Court.

Andrew Holland of the first block of Marcus Court, Annapolis, admitted that he supplied an undercover state police officer with $7,950 worth of cocaine in four meetings last winter.

Holland pleaded guilty before Judge Martin A. Wolff to distribution of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Jennifer Spivak, assistant state's attorney, said that Holland met with Sgt. Diane Kulp on Feb. 12 in the parking lot of the Elks Club in Annapolis and took her to his supplier, who provided her with an eighth of an ounce of cocaine, worth $250.

Holland also met with Sergeant Kulp Feb. 21 in the parking lot of the Wendy's restaurant on West Street, where he sold her an ounce of cocaine worth $1,700, according to a statement of facts read to the court.

In each of two meetings in March, Holland sold Sergeant Kulp $3,000 worth of cocaine, according to the statement.

Holland, who was known to the undercover officer as "Frog" and wore a T-shirt with "Frog" monogrammed on the back to court yesterday, told Judge Wolff that he had been acting only as a go-between and was introduced to the undercover officer "by my boss."

Ms. Spivak said Holland served as a courier for an alleged accomplice in the transactions, Eugene Murray, who also has been charged in the case.

State's Attorney Frank Weathersbee said that Mr. Murray, 42, of Edgewater, is scheduled for trial in Circuit Court Sept. 17 on charges of distribution of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and conspiracy.

Judge Wolff scheduled Holland's sentencing for Nov. 6.

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