Five arrested in two drug raids One man charged with cocaine offenses

April 02, 1996|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

Five Carroll County residents, including a man who was charged with cocaine offenses, were arrested in two drug raids in Westminster over the weekend, authorities said yesterday.

Thomas Brown, 46, was arrested about 12: 30 a.m. Saturday when Westminster police detectives, assisted by Carroll County sheriff's deputies, raided an East Main Street apartment.

Police said the resident returned home as they were searching the apartment, then fled and was captured. Seized in the raid, police said, were a half-ounce of nearly pure cocaine, a cutting powder used to make crack cocaine, two scales, a police scanner, a telephone pager, $200 and a switch-blade knife.

Mr. Brown was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of paraphernalia, maintaining a common nuisance, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of a deadly weapon, according to court records.

He was being held yesterday at the Carroll County Detention Center on $100,000 bail. Yesterday's bail hearing in Carroll County District Court in Westminster was postponed at his request.

In the other raid, four people were arrested after members of the Sheriff's Drug Strike Force, assisted by Westminster police, entered a residence in the first block of E. Green St. about 8: 30 p.m. Friday. Strike force members said they found several bags of home-grown marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Robert Desimone, 29, of the East Green Street address was charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.

He was freed on a $25,000 unsecured bond yesterday, a jail spokesman said.

Stacy Buchman, 23, also of the East Green Street address, was charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.

She was released on her own recognizance.

Timothy Barrett, 34, of Manchester, was charged with distribution of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was freed after posting a full $5,000 bond.

Glen Zimmerman, 22, of Finksburg, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was released on his own recognizance.

Pub Date: 4/02/96

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