Man sentenced to 10 years for possession of cocaine

October 21, 1993

A Glen Burnie man tracked by police for nine months and apprehended with $124,000 worth of cocaine was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in prison.

Craig D. Hebron, 33, of the 8000 block of Green Orchard Road received the sentence from Anne Arundel Circuit Court Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr.

Hebron was arrested June 7, 1991, after police purchased a small quantity of cocaine from him.

Officers found 1,243 grams of the drug in his apartment and car, police said.

Hebron pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine April 12.

Warren W. Davis III, assistant state's attorney, said Hebron had asked for trial delays before deciding to plead guilty because he wanted time to seek drug treatment.

Police called Hebron a major dealer and said that he had been the target of a nine-month police investigation.

According to court records, Detective Todd Young met with Hebron at the Crabtown U.S.A. restaurant on Crain Highway in Glen Burnie. They drove to Crain at Roosevelt avenues, where Hebron sold the undercover officer a small quantity of cocaine.

Hebron was arrested at the scene. Police found 149 grams of cocaine in his 1971 Pontiac, according to court records.

A search of his apartment turned up the rest of the cocaine, a 9 mm handgun, a triple beam scale that is used in drug transactions and $4,490 in cash.

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