Police arrest 6, confiscate cocaine in 3 drug busts

November 17, 1992|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

Police charged six people and confiscated nearly $2,000 worth of cocaine in three separate drug busts in a 36-hour period late last week.

Five of the six arrested were still in custody as of yesterday afternoon, according to court records.

Acting on a tip that drugs were coming from Baltimore, Westminster City Police set up surveillance at Routes 140 and 97 Thursday afternoon and arrested a Westminster woman and a Baltimore man.

Stacy Lynn Walker, 21, of the 100 block of Smith Ave., the alleged carrier of the crack cocaine, was charged with possession of drugs and possession with intent to distribute.

The driver of the car, Victor Lyn Toulson, 23, of Baltimore, was turned over to Baltimore police, where he was wanted on unrelated charges. Information on those charges was not available.

Ms. Walker was being held in the Carroll County Detention Center on $25,000 bail.

Police observed the vehicle on Route 140 and followed it to Sullivan Avenue, where the car had stopped.

Both occupants were arrested and charged following a K-9 search of the occupants and the vehicle.

Eleven packets of crack cocaine valued at about $550 allegedly were found on Ms. Walker. Drug paraphernalia, including a needle and bottle caps used to burn crack, were found in the automobile.

Thursday evening, Douglas N. Utz, 31, of the 2500 bock of Old Washington Road, was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.

Members of the Carroll County Drug Task Force conducted a drug raid at the home of Mr. Utz and allegedly found one gram of cocaine, with a street value of about $100, in the bedroom.

Also discovered during the search was drug paraphernalia including a cocaine snorting kit, a scale, small plastic bags and twist ties.

Carroll County sheriff's deputies confiscated $376 after "Baxter," one of the department's K-9 dogs, detected cocaine on the money, a report stated.

Mr. Utz was released on $1,500 bail, court records show.

Just 24 hours later, 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, police said.

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

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.

Mr. Brandon is being held on $50,000 bail; Mr. Alston is being held on $75,000 bail; and Mr. Metterson is being held on $100,000 bail.

All three were still in the Carroll County Detention Center as of yesterday afternoon.

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

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