Heroin, crack cocaine seized, 4 arrested in Baltimore raids 'One of the worst drug corners in city'

January 21, 1996|By Suzanne Loudermilk | Suzanne Loudermilk,SUN STAFF

During a 24-hour period Friday and yesterday, police seized large amounts of heroin and crack cocaine and arrested four people in several drug busts in Southwest Baltimore.

In yesterday morning's raid at North Avenue and Longwood Street, police confiscated $2,000 and 1,700 gelatin capsules of heroin worth $3,400.

"It is one of the worst if not the worst drug corner in Baltimore City," said Sgt. Dorsey McVicker of the Southwestern Police District.

Arrested were Cherese Rogers, 20, of the 1600 block of N. Longwood St. and Kevin Simpson, 23, of the 2900 block of Presbury St. They were charged as drug kingpins, with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of heroin and heroin conspiracy. Bail had not been set last night.

On Friday, police raided three other locations and seized $3,200 worth of "high-grade" crack cocaine and several bags of cocaine, drug paraphernalia, several guns and $2,400, Sergeant McVicker said. The locations were in the first block of S. Rosedale St., the 100 block of N. Hilton St. and the first block of N. Abington Ave.

Arrested were Berline Dunnock, 22, of the North Hilton Street address, whose charges included possession with intent to distribute cocaine and a handgun violation during a drug traffic crime, and Eugene Parker, 40, of the North Abington Avenue address, who was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of cocaine. Bail was set at $25,000 for each suspect. Police are searching for another suspect.

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