Pharmacy aide pleads guilty to drug charges

November 19, 1997

A Westminster woman pleaded guilty yesterday to possession of painkillers she stole while employed in January as a pharmacy technician.

Heather M. Dell, 21, of the first block of Monroe St., who was unrepresented by counsel, agreed to plead guilty to possession with intent to distribute Dilaudid and possession of Percocet, prescription pills that she stole while working at Rite Aid stores in Carroll Plaza and the Westminster Shopping Center between Jan. 1 and 16, said prosecutor David P. Daggett.

Under a plea agreement, Daggett dropped 12 related counts.

In the statement of facts, Daggett said Dell told state police that she had given most of the pills to her mother.

Circuit Judge Francis M. Arnold set sentencing for Jan. 13.

Dell could receive a maximum of nine years in prison and be fined up to $40,000, Arnold said.

Fire

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 8: 42 p.m. Monday to a fire alarm in the 200 block of South Center St. Units were out 38 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters from Manchester assisted Westminster at 7: 09 p.m. Monday, responding to a house fire in the 1200 block of Random Ridge Road. Units were out 32 minutes.

Reese: Firefighters responded at 5: 16 p.m. Monday to an auto fire in the 1700 block of Yorkland Road. Units were out 30 minutes.

Police

Westminster: Employees at Macks Homes told police that property was destroyed in the yard of a model home in the 300 block of Morris Branch Road between 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday. Damage was estimated at $555.

Pub Date: 11/19/97

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