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WEST COUNTY --

October 20, 1992

Man accused of mailing drugs held on bond

Joseph H. Sine, described by police as the man who introduced PCP to the county, was ordered held on $1 million bond yesterday in Circuit Court, charged with running a mail-order drug ring from his home in Severn.

Mr. Sine, 43, was arrested Friday, charged with possession with intent to distribute PCP and possession of PCP. Judge Eugene M. Lerner set the bail during a hearing yesterday.

The bond hearing, usually held in District Court, was moved to Circuit Court because a county grand jury returned a sealed indictment against Mr. Sine, State's Attorney Frank R. Weathersbee explained.

Mr. Sine, described as a high-level PCP dealer, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in May 1986 for his third drug conviction. He was released two years ago.

Police charged this time that he mailed the drug to customers in 1-ounce bottles. His arrest capped an 18-month investigation by county police and the U.S. Postal Service.

Two women arrested on drug charges

County police charged two women with possession of PCP after they found the drug and paraphernalia in a Laurel motel room Saturday.

Police said officers investigated complaints of drug trafficking at the Motel 6 in the 3500 block of Old Annapolis Road about 1 a.m.

Tina Marie Ricci, 33, of the 300 block of Marganza St. in Laurel and Jennifer Lynn Black, 26, of the 7800 block of Bruton Drive were charged with possession of PCP and distribution and possession of drug para

phernalia.

POLICE LOG

* Severn: A man reported to police that someone stole his car stereo Saturday from his 1985 Ford Bronco that was parked in the 1800 block of Quebec St.

* Odenton: A man reported to police that someone stole the registration sticker from the license plate of his 1985 Chevrolet truck that was parked in the 1300 block of Odenton Road Saturday.

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