Suspect faces new charges after 2nd arrest

April 20, 1993|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

A 20-year-old Westminster man, who had been released on $25,000 unsecured bond Wednesday on breaking and entering and conspiracy charges, was rearrested Sunday on drug charges.

Keith Michael Welsh of Rolling Ridge Road was held in lieu of posting $25,000 bond after cocaine and paraphernalia were found in the pickup truck he was driving, according to Westminster police.

Cpl. Rick May, spokesman for the department, said police received information that a drug transaction was to be conducted on the parking lot of a restaurant at Route 140 and Sullivan Avenue about 5:30 p.m.

Police staking out the parking lot saw a GMC pickup truck containing three men pull into the lot and saw a woman walk up to the vehicle, get inside, then quickly leave the truck as it pulled away.

Officers followed the pickup to Pennsylvania Avenue and Monroe Street, where they stopped the vehicle with Mr. Welsh at the wheel.

Corporal May said officers searched the truck and found a vial of alleged crack cocaine, a smoking pipe with residue of an unidentified substance and cigarette rolling paper.

Mr. Welsh was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Joseph Melvin Frazetti, 22, of South Carlton Road in Baltimore and Victor Demetrius Jackson, 22, of Rolling Ridge Road were both charged with possession of drugs and possession of paraphernalia.

Mr. Frazetti was released on $25,000 unsecured bond.

Mr. Welsh and Mr. Jackson were both held on $25,000 full bond, according to the spokesman.

Mr. Welsh had been arrested April 12 and charged with participating in the theft of $204 from the Blazing Flippers Arcade at the 140 Village Shopping Center on March 11.

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