Drug suspect is illegal alien

September 29, 1994|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,Sun Staff Writer

A man who gave police a phony name during a drug raid at the Aberdeen Motel last week had his bond revoked after it was learned that he was an illegal alien, police said.

Luis Francisco Martinez Meija, 30, is a citizen of the Dominican Republic, but told members of the Harford County Narcotics Task Force that he was Wayne Taylor, 19, of the 100 block of Hamilton Place, Aberdeen.

Detective Tim Leard, assigned to the task force by the Havre de Grace Police Department, sent the man's fingerprints to the FBI and it was determined that he actually was Luis Meija, who had been deported in 1992 after a conviction on felony drug charges in New York. Bail had been set at $25,000 for "Wayne Taylor," but Assistant State's Attorney Hans Miller asked a District Court judge to revoke the bail Tuesday.

Mr. Miller said federal authorities are preparing a detainer on Mr. Meija so he can be prosecuted by the Immigration and Naturalization Service after Harford County prosecutes him on charges of cocaine possession and possession with intent to distribute.

Task force officers said they seized about 1 ounce of cocaine packaged in 97 vials during the raid. Three others also were arrested at the motel and were charged with possession and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

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