2 men arrested on drug charges in E. Baltimore

November 28, 1996|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

Two city men suspected of dealing drugs in the Collington Square section of East Baltimore were arrested Tuesday after leaving a house allegedly carrying cocaine and heroin worth more than $17,000, police said. The arrests ended a two-month surveillance.

Police Sgt. Dorsey McVicker of the criminal investigation bureau's drug enforcement section said a man described as a runner for a drug gang was arrested as he left a house in the 2300 block of E. Preston St. about 5 p.m. McVicker said the man had 45 capsules and vials of cocaine and heroin.

A second man fled from the house and reached into his waistband, McVicker said. But officers subdued him and recovered a loaded .45-caliber handgun without incident, he said.

The second man carried a shopping bag containing 702 capsules of heroin, 190 vials of cocaine, an ounce of cocaine, more than $4,000 and drug paraphernalia, McVicker said.

McVicker said Steven Morris, 24, of the 1500 block of Stonewood Road and Earl Arnold, 38, of the 1100 block of E. Pratt St. were each charged with possession of cocaine and heroin with intent to distribute and other offenses.

Pub Date: 11/28/96

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