Chase and drug arrest follow a traffic stop

January 06, 1995

Howard County police arrested an 18-year-old Baltimore man Wednesday night and charged him with possession and intent to distribute cocaine.

Christopher Karl Johnson of the 1800 block of Yataruba Drive was stopped after driving through a red light at Rogers Avenue and Town & Country Boulevard in Ellicott City, police said.

After a brief foot chase, police said, they arrested Mr. Johnson and found 7 grams of crack cocaine, 3 grams of marijuana, $1,250 in cash and a pager on him and in his car.

Mr. Johnson was being held at the Howard County Detention Center last night on $5,000 bail.


* Ellicott City: 3200 block of Normandy Woods Drive: Someone attempted to steal a 1989 Ford Probe last Friday, police said.

* Elkridge: 5300 block of Euclid Ave.: A 1995 Yamaha YZF600 motorcycle with Maryland tags 7085D1 was stolen Saturday, police said.

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