Man held on drug distribution charges

October 13, 1994

An 18-year-old Reisterstown man faces a maximum of 80 years imprisonment and a fine of $95,500 if convicted on charges of drug distribution, Westminster police said.

Joseph Pratt Jr. of the first block of Pendragon Court was arrested Tuesday after a grand jury indictment on narcotics charges. Officers charged Mr. Pratt with distribution of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, hiring a minor to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, conspiracy to distribute cocaine and possession of narcotics paraphernalia. He was being held without bond yesterday at the Carroll County Detention Center.

A man was observed in the area of South Court and East Green streets July 21 providing crack cocaine to a juvenile, who in turn delivered the drug to another subject.

POLICE

* Westminster: An official of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Johahn Drive reported to city police that someone vandalized the church Tuesday by writing on a door with a black marking pen. The damage is estimated at $50.

A Littlestown resident told city police someone entered his auto while it was parked on Pennsylvania Avenue and stole items on Tuesday. He estimated the theft at $50.

A Sykesville resident reported to city police that someone scratched his auto and stole the rear license tag while it was parked on Airport Drive on Monday. He estimated the damage and theft at $500.

A resident of Litchfield Circle told city police someone stole the wheel covers from his auto while it was parked near his house on Monday. He estimated the loss at $150.

Two buses parked at a lot on Kriders Church Road on Monday were entered and seats on one of them were damaged and

property was

stolen from the second bus, city police reported. One bus is owned by the Board of Education and the other by The ARC. The damage is undetermined and the loss is estimated at $65.

FIRE

* Westminster: Westminster, Reese, Gamber, Hampstead and Sykesville were dispatched to the Westminster Nursing and Convalescent Center, 1200 block of Washington Road, at 5:22 p.m. Tuesday, when employees discovered smoke in the dietary kitchen. The first firefighters found the smoke coming from a light fixture. There was no fire. None of the patients had to be moved. Units were out for 40 minutes.

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