11 arrested in drug raid on novelist's home

January 12, 1995|By Gregory P. Kane | Gregory P. Kane,Sun Staff Writer

Pasadena novelist Bradley Jenkins was arrested Tuesday night along with five other adults and five juveniles during a drug raid at his home, police said.

Mr. Jenkins, 38, of the 8000 block of George Willing Ave., the other adults and the juveniles were charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The juveniles were released to the custody of their parents, police said.

The adults were released on their own recognizance yesterday morning, said a spokeswoman at the Annapolis District Court.

The raid culminated a monthlong investigation, police said. Detectives went to the home shortly after 8 p.m. and found four adults and the five juveniles smoking marijuana in the basement, police said. Two other adults were upstairs. Detectives seized a small amount of marijuana at the home.

Mr. Jenkins could not be reached for comment yesterday.

His first book, a murder mystery titled "Justified," was released in July.

Sgt. Jeffrey Kelly said two 17-year-old boys and two 16-year-old boys from Pasadena were arrested, along with a 16-year-old girl from Severna Park.

The maximum penalty for possession of marijuana is four years in prison, plus a $25,000 fine. The maximum penalty for possession of drug paraphernalia is two years in prison, plus a $2,000 fine.

The adults arrested in addition to Mr. Jenkins are:

* Karen Ivy Kerr, 35, who lives with Mr. Jenkins.

* Samantha Lynn Berg, 31, of the 400 block of Hideaway Loop in Glen Burnie.

* William Edward Trexler, 18, of the 8100 block of Elizabeth Road in Pasadena.

* Christopher Linn Schultz, 20, of the 800 block of Dale Road in Glen Burnie.

* Derek Clayton Howe, 24, of the 200 block of Mountain Ridge Court in Glen Burnie.

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