3 arrested on drug possession charges Men, teen allegedly had marijuana, cocaine and paraphernalia

November 17, 1995|By Amy L. Miller | Amy L. Miller,SUN STAFF

Two Westminster men and a 17-year-old boy were arrested on charges of possession of crack cocaine and other drug offenses late Wednesday after an officer saw one of them purchase a brand of cigars police say are often used to smoke drugs.

According to court records, Westminster Police Sgt. Andrew L. McKendrick saw a man buy a package of Blunt cigars at the Westminster 7-Eleven about 10 p.m. Wednesday.

In his report, Sergeant McKendrick said that because the cigars are often used to smoke marijuana and crack cocaine, he tried to follow the vehicle the man and his companion were riding in. Another officer found the vehicle at the High's store on Green Street.

Police said that when a drug-detecting dog indicated the presence of drugs in the 1987 Subaru wagon, police searched it and found nine rocks of crack cocaine in the glove compartment. The man who bought the cigars also was searched. Officers found a quarter of an ounce of marijuana in his underwear and a hollowed-out cigar, police said.

La-Shawn Duaine Woodyard, 20, of E. Main St. in Westminster was charged with possession of crack cocaine and marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute.

He was released yesterday after posting $2,500 bond.

Derrick Lamont Brightful, 18, of Union Street in Westminster was charged with possession of cocaine. He was released on his own recognizance.

The 17-year-old was charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of drugs and possession of paraphernalia. He was released to his father.

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