Five Carroll residents arrested on drug charges

March 24, 1997

Five Carroll County residents were arrested on drug charges late Thursday in two incidents in Westminster, police said.

Officers investigating a tip about drug activity raided a room at a Westminster motel on Route 140 about 9: 30 p.m. They seized crack cocaine and paraphernalia, police said.

Jeffrey B. Blue, 35, of the 200 block of Stoner Ave., Westminster, was arrested on charges of possession of crack cocaine and paraphernalia. He was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond.

Shortly after the raid, officers stopped a vehicle under surveillance on West Main Street. A police dog indicated the presence of drugs, and officers seized crack cocaine, paraphernalia, and the vehicle.

Arrested were:

Michelle D. Schmidt, 41, of the 100 block of W. Main St. in Westminster, who was charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine and paraphernalia, and released on personal recognizance.

Stephanie L. Ault, 27, of the same address, who was charged with possession of crack cocaine and paraphernalia. She was being held on $10,000 bail at the county detention center.

Barbara A. Jackson, 44, of the 3200 block of Sykesville Road, Finksburg, who was charged with possession of crack cocaine and paraphernalia. She was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond.

Albert J. Jackson, 40, of the same Finksburg address, who was charged with possession of crack cocaine. He was released on personal recognizance.

Police arrest 15th person sought during drug probe

The last of 15 people sought in a four-month undercover drug investigation in Westminster was arrested Friday in Anne Arundel County, police said.

Robert L. Teal, 25, of Pasadena was being held without bail at the Carroll County Detention Center.

He is charged with four counts of distribution of cocaine, four counts of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, four counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, four counts of possession of cocaine, three counts of maintaining a common nuisance, and one count each of possession of paraphernalia, distribution of a fake drug, conspiracy to distribute a fake drug, possession with intent to distribute a fake drug and possession of a fake drug.

Police began arresting suspects in the investigation last month. Drugs were sold to undercover officers between October and January, police said.

Most suspects were found and charged within a few days after indictments were handed up. A few, however, had moved outside the area, police said.

Fire

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 2: 28 p.m. Thursday to a cleanup detail in the first block of Charles St. Units were out 20 minutes.

Pub Date: 3/24/97

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