Woman gets suspended term in drug case

September 16, 1997

A Westminster woman received a suspended five-year prison sentence after being convicted yesterday of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Dorothea L. Brown, 31, of the 1000 block of Chapel Road pleaded not guilty, but agreed not to contest the facts.

Brown was arrested Nov. 8 after police received a tip and stopped her rented car as she drove on East Green Street at Washington Road. Rock and powder cocaine were seized from a male passenger, prosecutors said. Brown told police the drugs were hers, prosecutors said.

Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. placed Brown, the mother of three children, on three years' probation.

For an unrelated probation violation, charges against Brown will be dropped if she pays $85 in restitution by Friday, prosecutors said.

Zoning appeals panel OKs two homes in Westminster

The county Board of Zoning Appeals has approved a conditional use request to build two homes in Westminster.

Bruce Wentworth of Finksburg made the request for the homes to be built south of Old New Windsor Road about a mile west of Green Street.

The homes would be on two adjacent lots of slightly more than a half-acre with private wells and public sewer. The lots would be landscaped and have hard-surfaced driveways.

Despite opposition testimony from the adjacent Ridge Terrace, the board approved the request, finding that the houses would have no adverse affect on the surrounding area.

Fire

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 8: 02 p.m. Sunday to a fire alarm in the 1000 block of Long Valley Road. Units were out 12 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 7: 34 p.m. Friday to an auto fire in the 400 block of Old New Windsor Pike. Units were out 26 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 12: 11 p.m. Friday to a carbon monoxide alarm in the 100 block of N. Center St. Units were out 33 minutes.

Reese: Firefighters responded at 5: 39 a.m. Friday to an electrical transformer fire on Baltimore Boulevard. Units were out 23 minutes.

Police

Westminster: A Johahn Drive resident told police Sunday that a bicycle was stolen from his front yard. The loss was estimated at $130.

Westminster: A city employee told police Sunday that 36 parking meters on East Main Street, North Court Street and Anchor Street were broken into and money was stolen. The loss was estimated at more than $300.

Westminster: A Monroe Street resident told police Saturday that a storage shed door was damaged. Damage was estimated at $100.

Westminster: A Robins Way resident told police Saturday that personal property was stolen from his unlocked vehicle while it was parked outside his home. The loss was estimated at $785.

Westminster: A Finksburg resident told police Saturday that someone scratched his vehicle while it was parked at Cranberry Mall. Damage was estimated at $100.

Pub Date: 9/16/97

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