Two men arrested on drug charges

March 21, 1996

County police arrested two Glen Burnie men on drug charges Monday after stopping their car because it did not have a front license tag.

Curvis Ward Sawyer, 22, and Christopher Michael Sullivan, 19, both of the first block of Glen Ridge Road, were charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mr. Sawyer also was charged with driving with a suspended license.

Both men were released on their own recognizance.

Officer Pam Davis was patrolling Hospital Drive shortly before 1 a.m. when she saw a 1987 Pontiac Grand Am traveling west that did not have front license tags. Officer Davis stopped the car, checked the driver's Pennsylvania license and found that it had been suspended, police said.

Officer Davis arrested the man, searched the car and found a plastic film canister and a small plastic bag with 3 grams of what tested positive for marijuana. Police also found a pipe under the driver's seat and arrested the passenger, according to a police report.

Shoplifting suspect also faces drug charge

A Ferndale man suspected of shoplifting at a Mars supermarket in Glen Burnie Monday was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after officers found syringes and a bottle cap in his trouser pocket, county police said.

James Warner Phillips, 37, of the 6500 block of Cedar Furnace Circle was charged with violating probation he was given after he was convicted of drug and battery charges, theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released Tuesday on $100 bond.

George W. Hauser, security guard for the store in the 6700 block of Ritchie Highway told police he saw a man put a Kodak flash camera valued at $13 in his coat and walk out. Mr. Hauser stopped the man, recovered the camera and held the man for police. The man handed Mr. Hauser a package from his pants pocket, which police later discovered had two syringes and a bottle cap with what later tested positive for heroin residue, police said. The man said he was an addict, police said.

Pub Date: 3/21/96

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