Woman, 54, Receives Probation In Sale Of Pills

April 22, 1997

A former New Windsor woman was given probation before judgment after being convicted yesterday of selling prescription pills from her apartment in November.

Barbara L. Harleman, 54, pleaded not guilty to maintaining a common nuisance without contesting the statement of facts before Judge Francis M. Arnold in Carroll County Circuit Court. As part of the plea arrangement, all other charges against her were dismissed.

Arnold recommended minimum supervision during 24 months of supervised probation because Harleman is addicted to her medication and cannot drive. The judge ordered her to participate in a county health program to treat her addiction.

Teresa A. Angle, a Westminster attorney representing Harleman, said her client sold the pills to supplement a monthly Social Security widow's benefit of $504. Angle said Harleman pays $350 for rent.

Harleman, who now lives in Union Bridge, kept a record of the pills she sold and the food she bought with money obtained from selling 17 medications, Angle said.


Union Bridge: Firefighters from Taneytown and New Windsor assisted Union Bridge at 8: 06 p.m. Saturday, responding to a shed fire on Otterdale Mill Road. Units were out 24 minutes.

Taneytown: Firefighters responded at 10: 37 p.m. Friday to a mulch fire in the 100 block of Memorial Drive. Units were out one hour and 25 minutes.


New Windsor: A Main Street resident told police that someone dumped a substance, possibly paint remover, on his truck while it was parked outside his home between 11 p.m. Saturday and 6: 30 a.m. Sunday. Damage was estimated at $1,000.

Taneytown: A resident of Silver Run Valley Road told police that a bed liner was stolen from his pickup truck while it was parked outside his home between 10 p.m. Friday and 7: 30 a.m. Saturday. The loss was estimated at $280.

Pub Date: 4/22/97

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