Police arrest 6 people in drug raid in Severn

September 05, 1997|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

After a monthlong investigation that included drug purchases by undercover Western District detectives, county police arrested six people and raided a Severn home.

Police said they were continuing their investigation and expected more arrests to be made.

Officers rounded up the suspects in a 10-hour sweep that began late Wednesday afternoon. They sought three men and two juveniles whom detectives had charged with drug dealing.

Police said they found five rocks of crack cocaine in the sock of one suspect, who was spotted by Officer Stephen Torbeck about 5: 45 p.m. Wednesday leaning against a fence in the 1800 block of Arwell Court.

The raid took place shortly after 10 p.m. at the home of Rochelle L. Hill, 35, in the 8300 block of Pioneer Drive. Police said she was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Others arrested were identified by police as:

Darris L. Cully, 18, of the 1800 block of Arwell Court, charged with possession and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

Vincent Allen, 22, of the 1800 block of Arwell Court and Gilbert Miles, 33, of the 1400 block of Carroll St. in Baltimore, both charged with possession and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, and drug manufacturing.

Two juveniles -- a 15-year-old boy from Pioneer Drive and a 16-year-old boy from Meade Village -- charged with possession and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

Natural Resources Police found the body of an Upper Marlboro man who died Monday while swimming in the South River, a police spokesman said yesterday.

The body of Charles M. Davis, 20, of the 3300 block of Melwood Road turned up in South River shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday about 200 yards offshore, where he had been swimming two days earlier.

The medical examiner has not determined a cause of death.

Davis had been on a water-skiing trip with friends in the river near Crab Creek about 6: 45 p.m. when he decided to take a swim, officials said.

While in about 14 feet of water and several yards from the boat, the man complained of breathing problems and began to go underwater, officials said.

Friends threw Davis a life preserver, and two of them swam to him in an unsuccessful attempt to save him.

Police Log

Glen Burnie: A book bag containing a math book and an organizer was taken late Tuesday from a car parked at an Exxon gas station at Ritchie Highway and Ordnance Road.

Glen Burnie: Ceramic lawn furniture worth $465 was reported stolen Wednesday from a home in the 200 block of Shana Road.

Glen Burnie: A gunman forced his way into the rear door of the McDonald's in the 7400 block of Ritchie Highway about 11: 30 p.m. Wednesday and robbed the restaurant of an undisclosed amount of money.

Pub Date: 9/05/97

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