Boy, 16, charged with assault, drug possession

March 07, 1994

A 16-year-old Annapolis youth has been arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer and possession of cocaine and marijuana.

According to police reports, the youth was seen selling drugs in Eastport Terrace about 9:40 p.m. Thursday. When police tried to arrest him, he fled, dropping several plastic bags.

One officer caught up with the youth, but he grabbed her collar and struggled until a second officer sprayed him in the face with pepper spray. The youth was treated at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Police found $600 in his pocket.

They also recovered 17 bags of crack cocaine and a packet of marijuana laced with PCP, all valued at $1,700. The youth was turned over to juvenile services.

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