Two arrested on drug, weapons charges in Walbrook bTC

June 03, 1998|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

Police arrested a man and a teen-ager last night in Southwest Baltimore and seized a quantity of illegal drugs and four firearms, including an AK-47 assault rifle.

Lt. Russell Shea said he and Sgt. Tim Devine and Officer Sean Kapfhammer, all of the Southwestern District drug enforcement unit, were patrolling in an unmarked car in the 3500 block of Windsor Mill Road in Walbrook about 7 p.m. when they saw two males seated in a parked 1989 Nissan.

After the officers got out of their car and approached the Nissan on foot, the teen-ager ran from the vehicle but was caught a short distance away, Shea said.

He said the officers detained the man, who remained seated in the Nissan, saw the firearms and seized the assault rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun, a .223 caliber rifle and a .410 gauge/.22 caliber over/under firearm, all unloaded.

Shea said police also seized five plastic bags of suspected crack cocaine, several Valium pills and two tranquilizers.

Richard Joyce, 31, of the first block of Quaker Court in Cockeysville, was charged with possession of firearms while trafficking in drugs and illegal possession of firearms, Shea said.

He said the 16-year-old male, who lives in the 3100 block of Chelsea Terrace, less than a block from where the Nissan was parked, was similarly charged as an adult but his name was not available.

Both suspects were being held at the Central Booking and Intake Center, pending bail hearings, Shea said.

Pub Date: 6/03/98

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