Finksburg man pleads guilty to selling cocaine, conspiracy

September 04, 1997

A Finksburg man pleaded guilty yesterday to selling cocaine to a police informant and conspiring with his wife to deal marijuana.

Carroll County Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. set sentencing of Daniel R. Kraft, 32, of the 2100 block of Ridgemont Drive for Nov. 12.

Under the plea bargain, Kraft would receive maximum sentences of 10 years on the cocaine charge, five years on the conspiracy count and five years for maintaining a common nuisance at his Finksburg home.

The terms would run concurrently with all but 18 months of each suspended.

Upon release from the Carroll County Detention Center, Kraft would be on five years of probation, pay $1,350 in restitution to the state, and participate in drug and alcohol treatment, if recommended.

In the statement of facts, Jerry F. Barnes, state's attorney for Carroll County, said Kraft sold an ounce of cocaine April 11 for $1,350, and conspired with his wife, Theresa Kraft, 33, to sell marijuana to a police informant between April 11 and May 22. She is scheduled for trial Nov. 24.

Kmart Race Against Drugs in Westminster this weekend

The Kmart Kids Race Against Drugs will be at the Westminster Kmart on Saturday and Sunday as part of this year's tour of 38 cities.

The event offers children ages 7 to 12 in three age categories the chance to compete in a race on a modified lawn tractor.

The race will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, and is free. Kmart donates $5 per child to the local unit of Project DARE, for drug abuse resistance education.

Westminster man draws 12 months in theft case

A Westminster man was sentenced yesterday to 12 months in the Carroll County Detention Center after being found guilty of theft over $300 and obstruction of emergency services.

Terry L. Dubbs, 33, of Babylon Court agreed not to contest the facts and, in return, Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. imposed concurrent three-year prison sentences before suspending two-thirds of each term.

When he is released, Dubbs will be on probation for five years and must pay $1,500 in restitution to a former roommate, Michael L. Pavlyik of West Virginia.

Dubbs also must reimburse the state's attorney's office for $1,131, the cost of his extradition.

Court records show that Dubbs hindered Harney's chief, Donald Yingling, during a fight at a fire. Four months later, he changed the locks on his apartment and kept Pavlyik's stereo equipment, tools and car, the records show.

Pub Date: 9/04/97

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