4 men, 2 teens arrested on cocaine charges Group transported drugs to Westminster, police say

July 02, 1996|By Mike Farabaugh rTC | Mike Farabaugh rTC,SUN STAFF

Four men and two juveniles, who police say have been transporting uncut cocaine from Baltimore and selling it in small quantities in Westminster, were arrested Friday, city police said.

Police said they had been investigating a possible drug operation in the area for about a month and suspected a delivery Friday. Officers, carrying search and seizure warrants, saw a 1993 Honda about 8 p.m. and followed the car to a residence in the first block of Charles St.

After a police dog detected the presence of possible narcotics, the car was searched. Police said they found 55 vials of suspected crack cocaine, five plastic bags each containing about an ounce of suspected uncut crack cocaine, 200 empty vials, a police scanner and $500. Those items and the car were seized, police said.

Additional glass vials and plastic bags used to package cocaine were found in the residence, they said.

Arrested were Jody Smith, 28, of the 1600 block of Mountmor Court and Alvin Bernard Hardy, 18, of the 2400 block of Park Heights Ave., both of the Druid Hill area of Baltimore. Smith was being held on $200,000 bail at the Carroll County Detention Center. Hardy was released yesterday after posting $100,000 bail.

Both men were charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine, possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, maintaining a common nuisance, storing and transporting illegal drugs, and using juveniles to assist in selling drugs.

Also arrested were Zanobia Lynn Bryant, 29, and Joseph Height, 34, both of the first block of Charles St. in Westminster. Bryant was being held on $15,000 bail at the Carroll County Detention Center, and Height was being held on $25,000 bail. Both were charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The juveniles, both 17-year-old males from Baltimore, were arrested and released to their parents, police said.

According to charging documents in District Court, the boys were used to deliver drugs and collect payments.

Smith, Bryant and Height were taken before a district judge yesterday for bail review hearings but requested postponments until they could be represented by an attorney.

Pub Date: 7/02/96

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