Visitor caught in raid pleads guilty Taneytown man had marijuana, PCP

September 17, 1993|By Amy L. Miller | Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer

In April, Richard Martin Blizzard Jr. showed up with a pizza at the Union Bridge home of Martin Bloom and Kimberly Ann Godfrey -- as the Carroll County Narcotics Task Force was looking for drugs.

Blizzard, 32, of Taneytown, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Carroll County Circuit Court to one count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He will be sentenced on Dec. 8.

"He came two to three hours after the search [warrant was served], pizza in hand," while the task force officers were finishing their search, Blizzard's attorney Robert K. Parker told Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. "He was not a target of the warrant."

When Blizzard submitted to a search, police found six plastic bags of marijuana, totaling 43.6 grams, and a film can containing 2.7 grams of vegetable matter treated with phencyclidine hydrochloride, or PCP.

Mr. Parker recommended allowing Blizzard, who said he uses about an ounce of marijuana a week, to attend treatment programs at Shoemaker House as part of his sentence.

Blizzard, who dropped out of the 10th grade at Westminster High, began using the drug in the sixth grade, his attorney said.

"When was the last time you used marijuana?" Judge Burns asked Blizzard.

"Last week," he replied after a brief hesitation.

"You won't be charged with that," said Judge Burns.

Judge Burns said he would ask drug counselors to place the defendant in a treatment program that would meet his needs.

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