Westminster High students arrested after drug stakeout

April 04, 1996|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

Five Westminster High School students were arrested after school yesterday when one of the group returned to retrieve what were suspected to be drugs hidden under a bush across the street from the school, state police said.

Detective Sgt. Gary W. Cofflin said a resident called state police yesterday morning after seeing teen-agers hide something in shrubbery outside an apartment complex. Police and school authorities set up a stakeout and, soon after school ended, a car with five teen-agers drove to the area, police said.

"As soon as one, a 14-year-old juvenile with prior drug arrests, got out and retrieved the suspected narcotics, officers moved in," Detective Sergeant Cofflin said.

Juvenile authorities sent the boy to the Charles H. Hickey Jr. School in Baltimore County, after charging him with possession with intent to distribute what was believed to be a half-ounce of marijuana and 16 Valium tablets, the sergeant said. Patricia M. Greeley, 18, of the 100 block of Sullivan Road in Westminster was charged with possession of marijuana.

Pub Date: 4/04/96

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