Police arrest two men on drug charges at airport

January 25, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

County police arrested two men on drug charges earlier this week after police seized 180 pounds of marijuana at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

Police said they were tipped by the Los Angeles branch of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency that a shipment of marijuana was on its way, wrapped in plastic wrap, then in fabric softener sheets to mask the smell.

Local police kept close watch over the boxes at the airport until two men tried to claim them.

Police charged Wilford Campbell, 31, of the 600 block of Kennedy St. in Washington and Kevin John Dunbar, 29, of the 9000 block of Canterbury Riding in Laurel with importing marijuana into the state, possessing drugs with intent to distribute and possessing drugs.

Police later seized another 2 pounds of the drug after they searched two homes connected to the investigation -- one in Howard County and one in Prince George's.

Police would not elaborate on the connection but said they believe an organized group of drug dealers is operating out of the Baltimore-Washington area.

Pub Date: 1/25/98

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