Man charged in drug sale to undercover detective

March 06, 1995

After a high-speed chase through three jurisdictions, Howard County police arrested one man and were searching for a second on charges of selling drugs to an undercover officer last week.

According to police, an undercover detective bought drugs from two men at Washington Boulevard and Levering Avenue in Elkridge shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday.

Minutes later, when other officers tried to stop the men's car, it sped north on Washington Boulevard into Baltimore County. The car stopped near Joh Avenue, and the driver got out and ran. Police grabbed a second man before he could escape, police said.

A small amount of suspected crack cocaine, empty plastic bags and a pager were found in the car, police said.

Police said Anthony George Grooms, 37, of the 5800 block of Race Road in Elkridge, was charged with possession of cocaine and related charges.

Mr. Grooms was released from the Howard County Detention Center Friday on $5,000 bail, a district court commissioner said.

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