June 23, 1993

Trooper's widow to urge victims' rights on ballot

The widow of Maryland State Police Trooper Ted Wolf will make a case for a new victims' rights referendum on the 1994 ballot when the Pasadena chapter of United We Stand America meets Monday.

Virginia Wolf, whose husband was fatally shot during a routine traffic stop, and her group, Maryland Coalition for a Constitutional Amendment, have pressed state lawmakers without success to place the measure on the ballot.

United We Stand America is a nonprofit, government-reform group spun off from Texas billionaire Ross Perot's presidential bid. Its meetings are open to the public.

Next Monday's meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Riviera Beach Library, 1130 Duvall Highway. For more information, call Dallas Thompson at 255-5941 or Dan Tewell at 636-5739.

Rivera Beach raid nets 3 drug arrests

County police charged three people with narcotics violations after they searched their Riviera Beach home Monday night.

Karen Lee Canterbury, 37, of the 200 block of Atlanta Road was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of heroin and possession of cocaine, police said.

Patricia Ann Mathews, 39, of the same address, was charged with possession of marijuana, cocaine and heroin, police said.

Gary Lee Mercer, 36, of the same address, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of marijuana.

According to the police report, in February police began receiving complaints from neighbors about heavy traffic at the house in the 200 block of Atlanta Road. After the four-month investigation, police raided the home at 9 p.m. Monday, the report said.

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