Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount * Finksburg


November 17, 1992

Ex-drug user, smuggler to share story

He now pastors Tree of Life group

Stan Gorman was living the high life as a drug smuggler and enjoying all the thrills that it brought. A pilot and a former Green Beret, he was addicted to both cocaine and marijuana.

The end came at Pueblo County Airport in Colorado on a fall day in 1979 when he was arrested after flying 12 tons of marijuana with a street value of $12 million dollars to the United States from Colombia in a DC-7 cargo plane.

Today, he is the Rev. Stan Gorman, pastor of the Tree of Life Christian Fellowship. He will be the featured speaker at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Full Gospel Business Mens' Fellowship International dinner meeting at the Westminster Fire Hall, 66 E. Main St.

A full-course roast turkey dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., with the program beginning at 7:30 p.m. Dinner tickets are $7 and can be reserved in advance.

Information: 795-0917.


* Westminster: A tractor valued at $8,146, was stolen from a shed of a home on Bell Road between 10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday, William E. Miller reported to Westminster City Police. Mr. Miller said the John Deere tractor was stored within a locked building that was forced open.

A radar detector was removed from the car of Michael L. Marsico while it was parked at Western Maryland College on Sunday. The detector, valued at $90, was taken after someone forced a door of the vehicle.

Leonard Lynch reported that someone damaged the steering column of his car while it was parked at Western Maryland College on Sunday. The damage is estimated at $250.

Jay Carl Reid, of West Main Street, told authorities Friday that the steering column of his car was damaged after someone broke a window to gain entry. The vehicle was parked in front of his house.

Vandals struck on South Center Street on Saturday. All four tires of a car belonging to Donald Myers were punctured, he told police. The loss is estimated at $400.

A burglar forced open the rear door of the Texaco gasoline station on Railroad Avenue early Sunday and stole cigarettes valued at $250, Kenneth Lim told police.

A mailbox on Uniontown Road was damaged on Sunday, Joseph C. Manger reported to police. The loss is $20.

Louis R. Meli Jr. of Westminster told police that while he was at Cranberry Mall Nov. 7, someone entered his car and removed articles valued at $300.


* Westminster: Westminster responded for an investigation on East Main Street at 11:36 p.m. Friday night. Units were out for 20 minutes.

Westminster responded to an auto fire on Cranberry Road at 5:56 p.m. Friday . Units were out for 16 minutes.

A report of a building fire at 5:18 p.m. Thursday sent emergency crews from Westminster, Reese, Gamber and Reisterstown into Baltimore County to investigate.

An auto fire on Railroad Avenue at 5:36 p.m. Thursday brought the firefighters from Westminster prior to the evening storm.

At 7:45 p.m. Thursday, crews from the Westminster fire station were dispatched for a report of a fire alarm sounding in a building at Carroll Community College on Washington Road.

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