Owner of Hampstead liquor store charged in alleged sale of marijuana

September 03, 1997

A Baltimore man accused of dealing marijuana from his Hampstead liquor store is being held on $25,000 bail at the Carroll County Detention Center, court records show.

Craig R. Arman, 33, of Bonnie Ridge, was arrested Friday during a raid by state police and town officers at C & E Liquors, which he owns and operates in the 4100 block of Lower Beckleysville Road.

State police said the raid ended a two-month investigation of Arman and an alleged drug distribution operation being conducted from his store.

More than 4 ounces of marijuana, some of which allegedly was packaged for sale, and a handgun were seized during the raid, police said.

Arman was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.

Police search for suspect in robbery of gas station

State police are looking for a man who robbed a Hampstead gas station of an undisclosed amount Sunday night.

Police said a man approached a cashier at the Hampstead Country Crown, 201 Hanover Pike, about 9: 30 p.m. He showed a handgun in his waistband and demanded money. After receiving money, the man fled on foot.

The suspect was described as a thin white male, about 30 years old, with sandy blond hair. He was wearing a dark baseball cap with an orange bill, and a blue jacket with military insignia -- corporal's or sergeant's stripes -- on the sleeve, police said.

Anyone with information should call state police at 410-484-3111.

Fire

Hampstead: Firefighters from Manchester assisted Hampstead at 7: 24 p.m. Sunday, responding to a fire in the 2000 block of Hanover Pike. Units were out 25 minutes.

Manchester: Firefighters from Hampstead assisted Manchester at 3: 32 p.m. Saturday, responding to a farm tractor fire in the 3700 block of Maple Grove Road. Units were out 19 minutes.

Pub Date: 9/03/97

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