Police posing as drug dealers arrest 10 in East Baltimore Five others accused of interfering with sting

August 07, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Ten people, including five from Essex and Dundalk, were arrested yesterday when they sought to purchase drugs at an East Baltimore intersection that police say has a history of heavy drug trafficking and violence.

Five others were arrested on charges of hindering officers by trying to tip off passers-by about the operation, police said.

Lt. George Klein, head of the drug enforcement unit of the Southeastern District, said officers from there and the Eastern District posed as drug dealers at North Glover and East Monument streets between noon and 2 p.m. The intersection borders both districts.

"Once the people asked to purchase various drugs from our men, the undercover officers led them separately into a nearby vacant house, where they were arrested and charged with attempting to purchase and possess drugs," Klein said.

He said officers seized $200, four vials of suspected cocaine and four vehicles.

Klein said the suspects, including two females, were processed at the Central Booking and Intake Center and were being held pending bail hearings.

Pub Date: 8/07/98

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