2 charged in drug case

January 17, 1993|By Kerry O'Rourke | Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer

A brother and sister were arrested on drug charges Friday after state police reported seizing $2,800 worth of cocaine, three handguns, drug paraphernalia and $3,395 at a Westminster home.

Diane Lynn Wisner, 33, and Jay Drew Boyd, 35, both of same address in the 3500 block of Littlestown Pike, were arrested by the Carroll County Narcotics Task Force about 3:30 p.m. on Turkeyfoot Road near Route 97, police said yesterday.

Ms. Wisner was being held without bond at the Carroll County Detention Center yesterday.

A District Court commissioner set no bond for her because she had been convicted on a drug-related charge, Senior Assistant State's Attorney Barton F. Walker III said. She probably will have a bond hearing before a Circuit Court judge tomorrow, he said.

She was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mr. Boyd was released Friday on $2,500 bond. He was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

An informant told task force members Ms. Wisner would be driving from Pennsylvania into Maryland with drugs Friday afternoon, Mr. Walker said. Police stopped her car and found cocaine in a hidden pocket in the right sleeve of her black leather jacket and in her purse, he said.

A 15-year-old juvenile who was in the car was not charged, police said.

After the arrests, police obtained a search warrant and seized cocaine, the handguns, equipment to make crack cocaine, other drug paraphernalia and two vehicles at the Littlestown Pike home, Mr. Walker said.

Police found 24 one-gram bags of cocaine, which would sell for $100 each, and one four-gram bag, task force supervisor Sgt. John Burton said.

Some of the one-ounce bags, the sergeant said, were folded into chewing gum wrappers.

Police also reported finding $2,800 hidden in a wooden antique penny game.

Pennsylvania State Police assisted in the investigation of cocaine distribution between Littlestown, Pa., and Westminster, police said.

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