Narcotics officers arrest four after raid on home

March 01, 1994

Four people were arrested on drug charges after Howard County narcotics officers raided an Oakland Mills home Friday night.

Members of the county Police Department's Street Drug Section executed a search and seizure warrant at 9:40 p.m. Police said they confiscated a vial of cocaine and drug paraphernalia at the home in the 9600 block of Basket Ring Road.

All four people in the home at the time of the raid were arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Released on personal recognizance were Glynnis Ruth Easley, 36, who lives at the residence; Anthony Albert Burgess, 33, of the 7300 block of Cedar Lane in Columbia; Dennis Raymond Smith, 31, of the 6700 block of Sewells Orchard Drive in Columbia; and Lloyd Christopher Williams, 23, of the 6800 block of Ridge Road in Hyattsville.

'Realm of the Serpent' exhibit planned

The Art for Change Partnership will exhibit "The Realm of the Serpent" from March 14 through April 30 at the Columbia Art Center in the Village of Long Reach.

A reception will be held April 10.

The exhibit will involve the community and artists from across the nation.

The Realm of the Serpent examines fear, prejudice and hatred through an in-depth artistic exploration of the role of the serpent throughout human experience.

Area artists Julie van Hemert, Beth Kosterich and Wendy Bush Hackney have created individual and collaborative works of art that will be displayed within a serpentine labyrinth.

The walk-through labyrinth will be constructed from hundreds of strips submitted by artists from across the nation.

The first three weeks of the exhibit will involve construction of the labyrinth and will include community participation through hands-on workshops and lectures.

During the April 10 reception, the labyrinth will be open to walk through. Workshops and lectures will continue.

Information: 730-0075.

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