Nine arrested in undercover operation Adults, juveniles face drug charges

February 21, 1997|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

Nine people, including three juveniles, have been arrested on drug charges stemming from an undercover operation in the South Carroll area last fall by the county sheriff's Drug Strike Force.

The suspects, most of whom were arrested Wednesday in Carroll and Baltimore counties, were indicted Jan. 10 by a Carroll County grand jury, winding up a three-month investigation in the Sykesville area, court records show.

Deputies said the investigation involved selling drugs to a police informant and led to these arrests:

Bradley W. Bantel, 19, of Sykesville. He was being held at Carroll County Detention Center on $50,000 bail after being charged with conspiracy to manufacture and conspiracy to distribute ecstasy, a synthetic hallucinogenic, possession with intent to distribute ecstasy, possession of ecstasy and possession of marijuana.

Jason M. Cutsail, 18, of Westminster. He was released on personal recognizance after being charged with possession of marijuana.

Russell F. Buckingham III, 19, of Catonsville. He was held without bail at the detention center on charges of possessing and distributing an LSD look-alike noncontrolled dangerous substance, and possession with intent to distribute an LSD look-alike substance.

Vicki A. Stone, 25, of Sykesville. She was held without bond at the detention center on heroin charges and on $50,000 bail in another case, court records show. In addition to conspiracy, distribution, possession and possession to distribute heroin and ecstasy, Stone is charged with hiring a minor to distribute heroin.

Frederick N. Boston Jr., 19, of Perry Hall. He was released on $25,000 bail after being charged in November for possession of a firearm in the crime of drug trafficking, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana, hiring a minor to distribute marijuana and manufacturing and distributing marijuana.

The three juveniles, a 17-year-old girl and two 17-year-old boys, were released to their parents, pending action by juvenile

authorities.

Deputies said more arrests would be made when suspects are located.

The undercover operation also led to the arrest in November of a sixth adult, Jennifer L. Mangano of Baltimore, deputies said. She was released on bond after being charged with possession, distribution, conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute marijuana, deputies said.

Pub Date: 2/21/97

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