Arnold man charged with possessing crack

June 07, 1996

An Arnold man was arrested on drug charges Wednesday after police said they watched him participate in a drug transaction in Freetown Village.

Douglas Scott Bassford, 33, of the unit block of Pride Lane was charged with possession of crack cocaine.

Police patrolling the 7800 block of Shirley Murphy Court saw the driver of a 1988 Ford truck get out, exchange something with a man in the stairwell of a building, get back in the truck and drive off.

Police said they stopped the man because he ran a stop sign and asked him if he had purchased drugs. The man handed the officer a small white rock that later tested positive for crack cocaine, police said.

Pasadena man arrested on drug, weapons charges

A Pasadena man was arrested Wednesday on drug and weapons charges after a police officer stopped him for speeding, county police said.

Bryan Linn Gordon, 20, of the 700 block of 219th St. was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a deadly weapon.

Officer Richard Lesniewski was operating a radar trap on Lake Shore Drive about 8: 30 p.m. when he stopped a blue 1978 Datsun for traveling 53 mph in a 30 mph zone.

Lesniewski followed the car north on Lake Shore Drive to Mountain Road and then north on Garland Road until it stopped, police said. When the officer approached, the driver handed him a bag of seeds that later tested positive for marijuana, police said.

Police said a glass pipe and a pair of brass knuckles were found under the driver's seat.

Pub Date: 6/07/96

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