2 Columbia men arrested, charged in drug case

November 13, 1998

Howard County police have arrested two Columbia men accused of selling $100 worth of crack cocaine to undercover detectives on an Ellicott City parking lot, police said yesterday.

About 6 p.m. Wednesday, police set up a drug purchase with the suspects near the Allview Liquors in the 9400 block of Old Annapolis Road, said Detective Mark Verderaime of the vice and narcotics section.

The alleged dealers drove up to Allview Liquors, Verderaime said, and one of them sold drugs to undercover detectives waiting in an unmarked police car.

Terence Dwight Butler, 23, and Nathanial Byrd, 34, of the 9400 block of Columbia Road are charged with conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, distribution of crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possession of crack cocaine, police said. Butler also was charged with possession of marijuana.

Pub Date: 11/13/98

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