Police have arrested four Westminster residents, accusing them of traveling to Baltimore three times a day to place and pick up orders of cocaine, marijuana and heroin for Carroll County customers.
"If you multiply what we seized by three, you see what type of dealing they were doing," said Detective Sgt. Gary W. Cofflin, regional supervisor of the county's drug task force. "That might not be much in Baltimore, but to us, these are dealers."
According to police, Robert John Stevenson of Shaeffer Avenue in Westminster was arrested at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday after an undercover officer purchased crack cocaine at East Main Street and 140 Village Road in Westminster.
Before his arrest, police said, Mr. Stevenson, 25, asked the officer if he was also interested in some marijuana, police said. When the officer said he was, Mr. Stevenson contacted Dennis Roland Klass, who is accused of taking $80 of the drug to the same location, police said.
Mr. Klass and Jenna Marie Lewandowski, a passenger in the car, were arrested with Mr. Stevenson. Both 19-year-olds of the 300 block of Logan Drive in Westminster were charged with possession of marijuana and conspiracy to distribute marijuana.
Police seized one small bag of heroin, nine bags of crack cocaine and a bag of marijuana. The drugs have a street value of about $300, police said. Officers also seized Mr. Stevenson's 1993 Eagle Talon in the arrest.
Mr. Stevenson, who is being held without bond at the Carroll County Detention Center, was charged with conspiracy to distribute marijuana and possession of cocaine, marijuana, heroin and drug paraphernalia. Mr. Klass is being held on $100,000 bond. Ms. Lewandowski is being held on $5,000 bond.
Soon after the first arrests, according to the police account, undercover officers phoned Bradd Edward Jacobs and placed a $200 order for crack cocaine. According to police, they then followed Mr. Jacobs, 24, to Randallstown, watched him purchase the cocaine and bring it back to Carroll County.
Mr. Jacobs, of the 400 block of Poole Road in Westminster, was arrested at Routes 32 and 26 in Eldersburg. Police seized 44 small bags of crack cocaine, worth about $1,000 on the street, at the time of his arrest, officials said.
Mr. Jacobs, who is being held on $100,000 full bond at the Carroll County Detention Center, was charged with possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia, and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Yesterday's arrests came after about a month of investigation, said Sgt. George Butler, supervisor of the Carroll County drug task force. "We are very concerned about the supply routes and supply sources being fed into Carroll County," said State's Attorney Jerry F. Barnes.