City police arrest 27 in drug raids

April 05, 1995|By From Staff Reports

More than 100 police officers raided 21 residences in Southwest Baltimore last night and Monday morning and arrested nearly 30 people suspected of selling and possessing narcotics, police said.

Called "Operation Township," the raids came in response to complaints from residents and after police conducted numerous undercover drug purchases, Sergeant Fred Bealefeld of the Southwestern District drug enforcement unit said last night.

Police raided residences on Catherine, Shipley, Hollins and McHenry streets, Fairmount and Whitmore avenues, and Melvin Drive and Franklintown Road and arrested 27 suspects. Seized were large quantities of suspected crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana.

Sergeant Bealefeld said that during the past three months, the Southwestern drug enforcement unit arrested some 200 suspected drug dealers and seized at least $20,000.

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