2 men charged with possessing look-alike drugs

November 02, 1995|By Tanoah V. Sterling | Tanoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF

Two men were arrested and charged with possessing look-alike drugs Monday after officers saw them on the second-story landing of a Freetown apartment, county police said.

Shortly before midnight, two officers on routine patrol stopped to investigate the men. As one officer went up to the second floor, one of the men walked to the third-floor landing and bent over as if dropping or throwing something, police said.

Meanwhile, the man on the second floor put something into his mouth and started chewing, police said. The man refused to spit out the object when officers asked him to.

The second officer then went to the third-floor landing and found a pack of cigarettes with a plastic bag stuck between the cellophane and the pack, police said.

Several small bags of off-white rocks were inside the bag, police said.

Police arrested the men, who they said also had open bottles of malt liquor.

On the ride to the police station, one of the men told police that the off-white rocks were wax, police said. The rocks later tested negative for drugs.

Leonus Gladney, 39, of the 8000 block of Solley Road and Gary Nathaniel Oliver, 26, of the 7800 block of Levy Court were charged with possession of a look-alike drug with intent to distribute and possession of an open container of alcohol.

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