Glen Burnie

May 21, 1993

4 men, teen face alcohol, drug charges

Four young men and a 15-year-old boy were charged Tuesday night with alcohol and drug violations after an incident in which alcohol was bought with fake identification during a county police crackdown on underage drinkers.

The program, called Selective Alcohol Violations Enforcement, targets underage drinkers during graduation season in an effort to prevent alcohol-related traffic accidents.

Officers staking out Clauss Liquor, in the 600 block of Crain Highway in Glen Burnie, saw a young man go into the store and emerge minutes later with a bag of alcoholic beverages and get behind the wheel of a car with four others.

Officers stopped the car on Crain Highway. The driver gave them a Maryland driver's license that said he was 20 years old. He admitted that in buying the alcohol, he used a fake West Virginia license that said he is 21, the police report said.

Police also said they saw two open quart bottles of beer in the front passenger seat and detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car.

They confiscated a burned marijuana cigarette and found a small bag of marijuana in the pockets of one of the suspects, police said.

Glen Burnie residents Daniel Brian Hundley, 20, of the 100 block of Northdale Road; John Stephen Garnett, 19, of the 100 block of Southfield Road; Christopher Andrew, 18, of the 7300 block of Ridgewater Road; and Michael Vail Tarbutton, 19, of the 100 block of Northdale Road were charged with unlawful possession of drugs, violating the open-container law and a civil alcohol violation.

The 15-year-old was charged as a juvenile with possession of drugs and alcohol.

POLICE

* Glen Burnie: Someone broke through a sunroof of a car parked at the Glen Burnie Mall on Monday and stole stereo equipment and other items worth more than $4,200.

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