CENTRAL--Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount

August 06, 1993

Surveillance leads to drug charges

A northwest Baltimore man under investigation for about two months in the alleged sale of drugs at Center and Charles streets in Westminster was arrested by members of the Carroll County Narcotics Task Force Wednesday night.

Frank Dorsey Willis, 52, of the 3900 block of Fairview Ave., was stopped on Route 140 near the state police barracks about 9:30 p.m., said Sgt. John Burton of the task force.

Police recovered 51 bags of crack cocaine with a street value of more than $1,000, Sergeant Burton said.

Sgt. Andy McKendrick of the task force said he received information that Mr. Willis was bringing drugs into the county that night. He said members of the task force followed an older model Ford Thunderbird from Baltimore County before making the arrest.

Mr. Willis was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine and possession of paraphernalia.

His bond was set at $50,000. He is being held at the county detention center.

POLICE

* Westminster: A Uniontown Road resident told police someone stole a lawn mower from a shed at his home on Saturday. He estimated the loss at $372.

A Johahn Drive resident told police that someone broke the glass in the door of his house on Tuesday. He estimated the damage at $250.

FIRE

* Westminster: Westminster responded to an alarm on Pleasanton Road at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday. Units were out for 18 minutes.

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