4-year prison sentence given to man for possessing cocaine

January 26, 1996

A Woodbine man was sentenced to four years in prison yesterday for possession of crack cocaine and owning an unregistered 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun.

Charles Henry Schultz, 46, of Jenn Drive, who was arrested last spring on charges of violating a drug-free zone, entered a guilty plea in October.

In exchange, prosecutors dropped charges of possessing crack cocaine with intent to distribute and possessing drugs within 1,000 feet of a school.

Schultz and Beverly Carol Moran, 35, were arrested March 20 when members of the Carroll County Narcotics Task Force raided Ms. Moran's home on Placid Drive in Sykesville.

Glass vials, an electronic scale, packaging material and 18 grams of crack cocaine were seized, police said. Schultz, who had driven up and entered the home while police were there, had the sawed-off shotgun in his truck. Police said the weapon was less than 18 inches long.

Schultz and Ms. Moran were charged with possession of drugs with the intent to distribute within a drug-free zone because the Placid Drive residence is within 1,000 feet of Freedom Elementary School.

Ms. Moran pleaded guilty to possession of crack cocaine Oct. 5 and was sentenced to four years in prison. The sentence was suspended.

Fire

Eldersburg: Sykesville units responded to a carbon monoxide alarm at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of Autumn Sky Court. Units were out 22 minutes.

Eldersburg: Sykesville firefighters responded to a call about wires down in the 1900 block of Liberty Road at 7:58 a.m. Wednesday. Units were out 16 minutes.

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