Two Westminster men charged in drug fracas

December 16, 1992|By Darren M. Allen | Darren M. Allen,Staff Writer

Westminster police arrested two men over the weekend they believe were involved in a drug transaction that went wrong.

Anthony D. Oram, 30, of Chase Street and Kevin E. Dorsey, 22, of Pennsylvania Avenue were arrested Saturday after Mr. Oram called city police to report a fight between him and Mr. Dorsey.

Westminster Police Officer Anthony Scott Mitchell, who went to Mr. Oram's apartment, was told that Mr. Dorsey had entered the apartment, demanded payment from Mr. Oram for a cocaine delivery and then pushed Mr. Oram to the ground, according to District Court charging documents.

Mr. Oram grabbed a hammer and hit Mr. Dorsey in the head, the documents said. Mr. Dorsey apparently fled toward his house.

While in the apartment, Officer Mitchell noticed a film canister on the floor. According to the documents, the canister contained suspected crack cocaine. The officer also found what he believed to be cocaine after searching Mr. Oram.

Mr. Oram was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and use of a deadly weapon. He was held at the Carroll County Detention Center until he posted $5,000 unsecured bond Monday.

Westminster Police Officer Michael Bible found Mr. Dorsey outside his apartment building, court documents said. While searching Mr. Dorsey -- who had a head injury, apparently from the fight with Mr. Oram -- for weapons, Officer Bible found a suspected marijuana cigarette and loose marijuana.

Mr. Dorsey was treated at Carroll County General Hospital and taken to the Westminster Police Department, where he was charged with one count of marijuana possession.

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