Man accused of harassment charged with drug...

August 06, 1996

Man accused of harassment charged with drug possession

Police arrested a Glen Burnie man on drug charges and seized $910 Saturday after employees of the 7-Eleven on Furnace Branch Road complained he was harassing customers.

Mark Stephen Meola, 31, of the 400 block of Woodlake Court was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of heroin, illegal possession of prescription drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police were called to the store at Furnace Branch and Point Pleasant roads about 5: 30 p.m. to check on a man who was walking from car to car trying to engage customers in conversation. Officer Jeffrey Morgan stopped the man and asked for his identification. He had none but told the officer his name. Police found he was wanted in Baltimore County on child abuse charges, police said.

Morgan arrested him, searched him and found a hypodermic needle in his underwear and cash in his right boot. Two vials of what later tested positive for cocaine, two capsules of what later tested positive for heroin and two caplets of the prescription drug Klonopin were wrapped in foil and hidden in a pocket in the right seam of his left pants leg, police said.

Traffic violation leads to marijuana charges

A Glen Burnie man was arrested on drug charges Saturday after an officer stopped him for a traffic violation, police said.

Keith Esau Williams, 33, of the 100 block of Faywood Court was charged with possession of marijuana, driving with a suspended license and traffic violations.

Officer James Schreiber was driving on Chestnut Hill Avenue shortly before 2 a.m. when a 1987 Chevrolet Corsica passed him in the opposite direction with its high beams on.

When Schreiber saw the car turn onto Mountain Road with the headlights still on high, he turned around and tried to pull the car over, police said.

Schreiber followed the car for a mile while the driver waved at the officer. Finally, the car made a U-turn into an Amoco gas station in the 3700 block of Mountain Road, police said. The driver got out, faced his car and threw a white towel onto the hood.

Backup officers found 11 grams of what later tested positive for marijuana in four packages on the hood of the car near the towel, police said.

4 adults, 4 juveniles face alcohol, drug charges

Three men, one woman and four juveniles were arrested Friday on drug and alcohol charges after a police officer found all eight drinking beer inside a van on the Glen Burnie District Court parking lot, county police said.

David Lee Mansel, 29, of the 200 block of Severn Road in Millersville and David Alan Mansel, 33, of Chattanooga, Tenn., were charged with possession of marijuana and providing alcohol to minors.

Jeffery Shane Holt, 20, of Simsboro, La., and Mandy Nichole Chapman, of Huntsville, Ala., were charged with possession of marijuana and underage possession of alcohol.

Three 17-year-old boys, two from Huntsville and one from Millersville, and a girl, 16, also from Huntsville, were charged with possession of marijuana and underage possession of alcohol.

Officer Michael Belcher was patrolling the perimeter of the Big Glen Burnie Carnival shortly before 10 p.m. when he saw a man drinking beer and standing outside a parked van.

The side door of the van was open and seven other people were in the van, also drinking beer, police said.

Police arrested them, searched them and found a large bag of what later tested positive for marijuana on one of the youths, police said. They said they discovered two more large bags of marijuana during the van search.


Gas station clerk thwarts robbery attempt

A Glen Burnie gas station clerk thwarted a robbery attempt Saturday after grabbing the arm of a pellet gun-wielding bandit and struggling with him, county police said.

The 51-year-old clerk received a bruise to his face and was treated on the scene, police said.

After a brief struggle, the assailant ran away, witnesses told police.

Pub Date: 8/06/96

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