Drug kingpin trial jury told of surveillanceANNAPOLIS...


April 06, 1993|By From Staff Reports

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY ANNAPOLIS — Drug kingpin trial jury told of surveillance

ANNAPOLIS -- For the first six months of their investigation, Anne Arundel narcotics detectives followed James and Roger Emory everywhere -- to pay phones, convenience stores, malls, each others' homes and their co-defendants' homes.

But the officers never saw the men who are charged with running the biggest marijuana ring in county history buy or sell drugs or do anything illegal, they testified yesterday in Circuit Court.

If they are convicted on drug kingpin charges, the brothers could face up to 40 years in prison.

During his opening argument, Gerald K. Anders, the prosecutor, warned jurors that the Emorys' activities may seem mundane at first, but that the pieces, once put together, will form the picture of a marijuana ring that has been dealing in large quantities of marijuana for several years.

Police identify man killed driving stolen van



ROXANA, Del. -- A Maryland man who was killed in the crash of a stolen van being followed by an off-duty Ocean City police officer was identified yesterday as Allen H. Collick, 18, of Randallstown, police said.

Mr. Collick was killed Saturday when the stolen van he was driving flipped over, throwing him from the vehicle.

He was dead on arrival at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, authorities said.

The off-duty officer, driving from his Delaware home to work in his personal car, spotted the van and recognized it from a police radio description as having been stolen in the Maryland resort, said Trooper Jeffrey R. Hale, a Delaware State Police spokesman.

Mr. Collick apparently noticed that he was being followed and stopped the van, getting out to see who was in the car behind him. When he saw the uniformed Ocean City officer using a radio, he got back into the van and sped away, the trooper said.

The van overturned on a curve along a county road.

Raw sewage released onto road in Bel Air



BEL AIR -- A break in a sewer line Sunday night released an undetermined amount of raw sewage onto West Ring Factory Road here and caused an overnight shutdown of the Plum Tree pumping station.

Crews worked throughout the night to replace the broken 1-foot by 1 1/2 -foot section in the pipe and to clean up the area.

The line was back in operation by 1 p.m. yesterday, said William T. Baker, director of Harford Department of Public Works.

The break occurred in an area where a sewer line is being installed as part of the extensive construction work on West Ring Factory Road.

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