$200,000 worth of crack seized in West Baltimore

January 12, 1994|By Michael James | Michael James,Staff Writer

Undercover officers seized $200,000 worth of pure crack cocaine from a West Baltimore rowhouse and arrested two men who were allegedly running a neighborhood drug network, police said.

Dontay Lockman, 19, of the 200 block of N. Gilmor St., and Kevin Henderson, 21, of the 100 block of N. Carrollton Ave., were each charged with intent to distribute cocaine, conspiracy to distribute cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and using minors in a drug-trafficking crime, police said.

The charge relating to minors stems from the alleged drug network's hiring of two boys -- ages 14 and 17 -- to sell crack, said Sgt. Jack Hergenroeder of the Western District's Drug Enforcement Unit.

Both juveniles were also arrested and charged with intent to distribute cocaine but were released to their parents' custody last night, police said. Mr. Lockman and Mr. Henderson were both being held at the Western District lockup awaiting a bail hearing.

An undercover officer was tipped off to the alleged drug network about 6 p.m. when he saw four people enter a vacant house in the 700 block of N. Carey St. and drop off a bag, which was found to contain 49 vials of crack, Sergeant Hergenroeder said.

After arresting the four, police went to Mr. Lockman's home and searched the house. In the Lockman residence, officers found about 6 ounces of crack hidden inside a stereo speaker and 170 vials of crack, police said. Police estimated the value of the drugs at more than $200,000. Also seized was a box that contained drug packaging materials, police said.

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