Four arrested in raid on Columbia townhouse

August 02, 1994|By From Staff Reports

Three men and a woman were arrested and charged with drug offenses Friday night after county police acted on a tip and raided a Columbia townhouse. Drugs with a street value of $300 were seized, police said.

Members of the department's Street Drug Section entered a house in the 5500 block of Cedar Lane about 10 p.m. and seized two partially smoked marijuana cigarettes and five pieces of crack cocaine from a toilet, police said.

As the officers burst into the Harper's Choice townhouse, one of the occupants apparently tried to flush the crack cocaine, police said.

The officers raided the house "after they received information about drug activity at the house," said Sgt. Steven E. Keller, a county police spokesman.

Arrested were Yolanda Cantrece Miles, 20, who lived at the Cedar Lane address, and Cardell Leon Mitchell, 22, of Raleigh, N.C. Both were charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession with intent to distribute within a school zone.

Ms. Miles was released on $3,500 bond, and Mr. Mitchell released on $5,000 bond, according to a correctional officer at the Howard County Detention Center.

Also arrested were Gary Benji Fulford, 19, of North Carolina and Ronald Jerome Moore, 21, of Randallstown on charges of possession of cocaine and marijuana.

Mr. Fulford was released on a $1,000 bond, and Mr. Moore was released on his own recognizance.

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