Council to vote on construction of microbrewery

July 18, 1994

The Annapolis City Council will vote tonight on whether to allow the Ram's Head Tavern on West Street to build a microbrewery.

WM Enterprises, owner of the Ram's Head, wants to put the microbrewery in the property at 25-27 West St., next door to the tavern. The owners told the planning commission two weeks ago they plan to produce 3,000 barrels of beer a year.

The council also will vote on whether to allow Harley-Davidson of Annapolis to set up a service, repair and storage facility at 1816-1820 George Ave.

2 are charged with selling drugs

An Annapolis man and a Glenarden man were being held in the county jail on drug charges after they were arrested in separate incidents Thursday in Annapolis.

In one case, police were called to the 1300 block Tyler Ave. about 4 p.m. Thursday to check a report of a man selling drugs.

They approached a man who consented to being searched, police said. During the search, the man threw a piece of paper to the ground. Police retrieved it and found four rocks of suspected crack cocaine.

They arrested Robert T. Wells, 46, of the 1300 block Tyler Ave. and charged him with possession of drugs with intent to distribute and possession of drugs within 1,000 feet of a school.

After the arrest, police said, they also discovered 2.5 grams of cocaine in his pants pocket.

He was being held in the county jail in lieu of $20,000 bond.

In a second incident, police were called to the first block of College Creek Terrace about 4:30 p.m. on a report of a man selling drugs.

They approached the man and found he was carrying 3.9 grams of suspected crack cocaine valued at $390, according to police reports.

Ronald Maurice Newman, 40, of Glenarden, was charged with possession of drugs with intent to distribute them and possession within 1,000 feet of a school.

He was being held in the county jail in lieu of $35,000 bond.

Cause unclear in death of man found in tub

A coroner has been unable to determine the cause of death of a 64-year-old man found dead in his Annapolis apartment last month.

Sgt. William Powell said the medical examiner found nothing unusual in the partially decomposed body of Gardner D. Brown, a free-lance writer and logo designer, who was found dead in his bathtub on June 13. Sgt. Powell said the case will remain open.

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