Ten arrested in county drug raids Sweep focuses on homes in Freetown Village area

November 07, 1995|By TaNoah V. Sterling | TaNoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF

Ten people were arrested on drug charges during an early morning raid of 10 houses in Freetown Village and the surrounding area, county police said.

The raids occurred about 2 a.m. Sunday. Seven of the 10 people arrested were not detained at the county jail. Three others were released yesterday afternoon, detention center officials said.

County narcotics officers started their investigation Oct. 18 to identify people selling crack cocaine and other drugs in the area, police said. Officers obtained search warrants based on their investigation and neighbor complaints, police said.

The Maryland National Guard Counter Drug Program assisted in the raid by providing a helicopter for surveillance and by helping to process suspects, police said.

Police arrested Jerome Johnson, 21; Sylvester Lewis, 28; and Teresa Calbert, 29; all of the 7800 block of Levy Court in Pasadena, on charges of drug possession and possession with intent to distribute. All three live in the 7800 block of Levy Court in Pasadena.

Mr. Lewis and Ms. Calbert also were charged with possession of counterfeit drugs.

Carla Williams, 30; Lola Hicks, 36; William White, 42; and Bernice Willingham, 62, were arrested and charged with drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. All four live in the 7800 block of Freetown Road. Police also served an unspecified warrant on Ms. Willingham.

Sandra Garrick, 29, of the 7800 block of Levy Court, and Dwaine Michele Lashley, 19, of the 7800 block of Shirley Murphy Court, were charged with drug possession. Paul Bond, 29, of the 7800 block of Levy Court, was arrested on an unspecified warrant, police said. Officers plan to seek evictions for those involved in drug dealing.

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