Meade to start unannounced searches

April 21, 1994

Military police at Fort Meade will begin unannounced searches of vehicles and people on the base beginning Saturday, a base spokesman said yesterday.

Spokesman Julius Simms said the action follows a recent joint message from Secretary of the Army Togo D. West and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan about the importance of securing small arms, small arms parts, ammunition and explosives on Army bases.

Night access to Fort Meade will also be restricted beginning June 1. Garrison Commander Col. Robert G. Morris III has directed that all access roads into the base be closed from 10:30 p.m. until 4:30 a.m. daily, except Mapes Road and Rockenbach Road.

All vehicles routinely present on the base will have to be registered and display registration decals.

For more information on the registration requirements, call (301) 677-4795.

Man, 21, is arrested on PCP charges

County police arrested a Pasadena man in Crofton Sunday on charges of possessing PCP with intent to distribute, police reported.

Police were called with a report of two men looking into parked cars, and the men were intercepted by officers as they walked through a parking lot in the 2900 block of Coldspring Way around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, police said.

During questioning by officers, one of men was able to produce identification. However, the other man could not speak clearly or remember his name and address, police said. Police also said the man's eyes were glassy, his movements were slow and he smelled of PCP.

Police said the man agreed to let an officer search his pockets. The officer found a brown bottle in the man's left front pants pocket. The bottle's liquid smelled strongly of PCP, police said.

Layton Leslie Huffman, 21, of Lea Road was arrested after the search, police said.

Marijuana charges filed after car is stopped

Two men and a woman were charged with possession of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana after police searched their car Monday morning and found seven bags of the drug, police said.

Police had stopped the car about 3 a.m. Monday on Route 3, just south of Millersville Road, after officers clocked the vehicle traveling at 63 mph in a 45 mph zone.

During the stop, the driver was able to produce a driver's license but not the registration for the 1989 Ford Escort, police said. One of the officers said he shined his flashlight into the car and saw an open can of beer on the floor in front of the front-seat passenger.

Another officer arrived and gave the driver three field sobriety tests. Police also searched the front-seat passenger and found a bag of suspected marijuana in his shirt pocket. In the back seat, they said, they found five bags of suspected marijuana on the floor.

The officers asked the back-seat passenger to get out of the car after they saw him trying to hide some open beer cans under the front passenger seat. One of the arresting officers found another bag of suspected marijuana on the driver at the Western District station, police said.

Police identifed the three people charged as Kristyn Lynn Manzi, 18, of Old Colony Drive in Upper Marlboro; Colby Stewart Johnson, 19, of Patuxent Preserve Lane in Gambrills; and Guy Wesley Lane, 22, of Pensacola Place in Upper Marlboro. In addition to drug charges, Ms. Manzi also was charged with speeding.

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