Man arrested on drug counts at rail station

January 23, 1996

A Baltimore man who ran from police checking tickets Saturday on the light rail line was arrested on drug charges, county police said yesterday.

Officers searched the man and found 26 grams of marijuana with a street value of $260, police said.

Officer Keith J. Light was boarding a northbound train at the Ferndale station around 1:30 p.m. Saturday when he asked a man leaving the train for his ticket, police said.

When the man said he did not know how to work the ticket machine, the officer asked for identification and began to search the man.

The man grabbed the officer's wrist, pushed him and ran, police said.

Another officer caught the man and handcuffed him, police said.

Corey Brian Samuel, 19, of the 600 block of St. Ann's Ave. in Waverly was charged with possession and possession with intent to distribute marijuana, assaulting an officer and theft of services from the Mass Transit Administration. He was released on $15,000 bail.

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