Cocaine seized, 3 men arrested in Westminster Police watch corner of Charles, Center

November 15, 1992|By Kerry O'Rourke | Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer

Three Baltimore men who allegedly had been selling crack cocaine on a Westminster street corner were arrested with about $1,200 worth of the drug Friday night, police said.

Members of the Carroll County Narcotics Task Force seized 24 bags of crack cocaine and a .357-caliber Magnum handgun in the 7 p.m. arrest at Route 140 and Bethel Road, said Sgt. John Burton, task force supervisor.

Sergeant Burton said the men were driving from Baltimore in a U-Haul truck and were headed for Charles and Center streets, where they allegedly have been selling crack cocaine at night.

Police have been investigating the men's alleged drug dealing for about one month, he said.

David Corry Brandon, 22, Anthony Tyrone Alston, 28, and George Metterson, 25, were charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of a handgun and possession of cocaine.

Yesterday, Mr. Brandon and Mr. Metterson were being held at the Carroll County Detention Center on $50,000 bail.

Mr. Alston was being held on $75,000 bail.

Sgt. Andrew McKendrick was the investigating officer on the case.

Sergeant Burton said that police are continuing to watch for possible drug sales at Charles and Center streets.

Two weeks ago, another Baltimore man suspected of selling crack cocaine was arrested in that neighborhood, the task force supervisor said.

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