Marijuana plants found, 3 residents charged

November 09, 1994

Three Columbia residents are facing a variety of drug charges after Howard County police reported finding marijuana plants inside a closet in a Harper's Choice home Monday night.

Patrol officers obtained a search and seizure warrant for a home in the 5200 block of Rivendell Lane in Harper's Choice after seeing drug paraphernalia there during a previous visit, police said.

About 9:30 p.m. Monday, officers found 4 pounds of marijuana, manufacturing equipment and drug paraphernalia in a walk-in closet that had been coverted into a greenhouse to grow marijuana, police said.

The three residents of the home were charged with manufacturing drugs, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.

Anthony Vincent Leone Jr., 23, posted a $3,500 bond yesterday. James Paul McCall III, 28, was being held at the Howard County Detention Center on $2,500 bail. Arron Phillip Walker, 19, was being detained on $3,500 bail.

POLICE LOG

* Town Center 10400 block of Little Patuxent Parkway: A 1994 Acura Legend was stolen Sunday, police said.

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