Raids on three homes lead to 6 drug arrests

May 22, 1994|By Ed Heard | Ed Heard,Sun Staff Writer

Six people were arrested on drug possession and related charges after Howard County police raided three homes in Columbia and Ellicott City Thursday night and Friday morning.

The raids, carried out by the Police Department's Street Drug Section, began with one planned raid that lead police to two other locations, police said.

About 10:15 p.m. Thursday, officers served a search and seizure warrant in the 8000 block of Main St. in Ellicott City, where they reported finding a quarter-pound of marijuana, a plastic bag of hallucinogenic psilocybin mushrooms, cash and drug paraphernalia.

Investigators obtained another warrant based on the seized evidence and raided a home in the 10900 block of Guilford Road in Columbia's Kings Contrivance village at 1:30 a.m. Friday. They found a half-pound of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Police then obtained another search warrant and raided a home in the 12200 block of Little Patuxent Parkway in Harper's Choice at 6:30 a.m. Friday. They said they found a small amount of marijuana, suspected cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

Arrested were Michael Martinelli, 24, of the 8000 block of Main St. in Ellicott City, who was being held Friday at the Howard County Detention Center on $25,000 bail; and Michael Lee Denson, 20, of no fixed address, who was being held on $2,000 bail.

Michelle Lee Harrison, 19, of the 5000 block of Orchard Drive and Kimberly Ann Transler, 18, a resident of Pelham, Ala., were released on personal recognizance Friday.

Paul Wilmot, 21, of the 12200 block of Little Patuxent Parkway and Brandon Scott Smith, 20, of the same address were released Friday on unsecured bonds.

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