Man charged with selling cocaine

November 07, 1993|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

Police arrest many people for participating in narcotics transactions throughout the year, but seldom do they claim to be close enough to witness a hand-to-hand sale of drugs.

RTC But at 6:35 p.m. Thursday, detectives from the Westminster Police Department were near enough to observe the sale of crack cocaine on a downtown street corner, they reported.

Officers said they were on a parking lot near West Main Street at John Street when they saw a young man sell drugs to a second man at a pay telephone on the corner.

Police immediately stopped Dennis Roland Klass Jr., 18, of the 300 block of Logan Drive, Westminster. They reported finding a small plastic pouch of crack cocaine and $50 in his pocket.

Mr. Klass was charged with distribution of cocaine and possession of cocaine and is being held on $10,000 bond at the Carroll County Detention Center.

The distribution charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $15,000 fine.

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