October 29, 1992

4 charged with drug offenses in investigation of Taber's 0) Tavern

County police charged four people with narcotics violations after a drug investigation at a Pasadena bar this month.

Edwin Harold Fortner, 34, of no fixed address, was charged with distributing crack cocaine, and Thomas Michael Gatton, 32, of ,, the 600 block of Cadberry Drive in Odenton, was charged with distribution of marijuana.

Richard Earl Davis, 28, of the unit block of Chestnut Hill Ave. in Pasadena, and Alfred Nevin Kelly, 44, of the 100 block of Magnolia Ave., were charged with manufacturing narcotics earlier this month, police said.

Investigators said they received a tip that patrons at Taber's Tavern, in the 8100 block of Ritchie Highway, were buying and selling drugs.

Undercover officers began buying small amounts of marijuana and cocaine from patrons who implied that they could supply larger amounts of the drugs.

On Oct. 8, Mr. Davis was arrested as he allegedly delivered a quarter of a pound of marijuana to undercover detectives. Later that evening, officers searched Mr. Kelly's home and allegedly seized marijuana, money and paraphernalia.

Mr. Gatton was charged Monday with marijuana distribution. Mr. Fortner was charged Tuesday with cocaine distribution.


* Pasadena: Vandals stole two antennas Monday afternoon from a Ford Mustang parked in the lot of the Farm Fresh store on Ritchie Highway.

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