Sept. 1 court date set in video store eviction

August 19, 1994

Lawyers for owners of the building that houses the Glen Burnie News & Video Center Inc., an adult-oriented video store, are scheduled to appear in Circuit Court at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 1 in an attempt to evict the video store.

Eviction proceedings began in June in District Court, but the owners of the store requested a jury trial.

In April, an Anne Arundel Circuit judge ordered the building's owners to force the store out because it did not meet the county's zoning ordinance that says adult-oriented businesses must be away from residences and most other businesses.

In January, a zoning inspector found that 3,143 of the store's 4,109 videos were sexually explicit. In June, an inspector found only half of the titles were sexually explicit. However, that still fell short of the county regulation that says no more than 20 percent of inventory can be sexually explicit.

Eviction would be the quickest way to get the video store out. The county's efforts to move other adult video stores based on zoning violations have been tied up in courts for more than a year.

Man, 24, and teen arrested for drugs

A Glen Burnie man and a Fort Meade juvenile were arrested on drug charges Wednesday night after police officers stopped them at the corner of Crain Highway and Hospital Drive, police said.

Eastern District narcotics detectives were looking for possible drug sales in the area when, shortly before 10 p.m., they saw an apparent drug deal occurring inside a 1986 Mercury station wagon. They radioed uniformed officers, who stopped the car, police said.

Police recovered 1.7 grams of crack cocaine and $284, police said.

Thomas Barrington IV, 24, of the 7800 block of Burton Drive was charged with possession of crack cocaine, police said. He was being held at the county Detention Center in lieu of $1,500 bond.

The 17-year-old youth was charged as a juvenile with possession of crack cocaine and released into the custody of his parents, police said.

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