Suspected crack cocaine seized in raid

November 03, 1994

An Annapolis drug squad seized at least $7,000 worth of suspected crack cocaine from the top of a bedroom dresser in a predawn raid yesterday at the Admiral Farragut Apartments in Eastport, city police said.

Police barged into the apartment at 200A Boxwood Road at 5:30 a.m. and seized 7 grams of suspected crack cocaine in large "rocks" wrapped in plastic bags; suspected marijuana worth $100; and $4,128, police said. Officers also removed an unloaded handgun, ammunition and a cellular telephone.

Police said the suspected drugs were being used for street-level sales near the Harbour House apartments in Eastport.

Police said they arrested two people sleeping in the bedroom. Charges of possession with intent to distribute illegal drugs were pending yesterday, said Detective James Doran of the vice and narcotics unit.

One of the suspects is a 17-year-old boy arrested twice before on drug charges, the first time when he was 15, Detective Doran said.

Police said they will try to push the case to adult court because the juvenile is almost 18 years old, has a prior record and was found with a gun.

"He's very frequently in the Harbour House community," said Officer Ken Custer. "I'd say he's over there on a daily basis."

A 20-year-old woman also was arrested. Police said she drove the teen-ager to Annapolis neighborhoods to help him conduct drug sales.

Annapolis man charged in theft of check

An Annapolis man who allegedly tried to cash a forged and stolen check Monday afternoon had the misfortune to do it while the woman it belonged to was in the bank, county police said.

Megan Kathleen Jones, 22, was in the Mellon Bank in the 2000 block of West St. in Annapolis about 12:30 p.m. to report that a check had been stolen from her car the night before, police said.

While she talked to a teller, a man drove up to the drive-in window and tried to cash a check made out to him for $40. The drive-in teller alerted the regular teller, who showed the check to Ms. Jones. She said the check was hers and that she did not write it. Her signature was not on the check, police said.

The teller called police, who arrived while the man was waiting at the window.

Karl Carter, 30, of the 100 block of Obery Court was charged with passing a forged check, police said.

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