Towson man is arrested on drug, weapons charges after house search

Once found, stolen safe with paraphernalia inside led police to the suspect

April 16, 1999|By Dail Willis | Dail Willis,SUN STAFF

A wooden safe found floating in an Anne Arundel County creek led Baltimore County police to charge one man with distribution of "designer" drugs yesterday, authorities said.

The safe -- containing plastic bags, razor blades and a telephone bill -- was found floating in Deep Creek by a man walking his dog early on the morning of March 5.

The telephone bill belonged to Timothy C. Wright, 26, of the 200 block of Ridge Ave. in Towson, police said.

A search of his house yesterday morning turned up drugs, guns and other weapons and nearly $6,000 in cash, detectives said.

Wright was charged yesterday with multiple drug and weapons violations, according to Baltimore County police.

He is being held in lieu of $1 million bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Among the items police found were a quarter-ounce of cocaine, 95 tablets of "Ecstasy," 398 tabs of LSD, an unspecified amount of a veterinary drug called ketamine, a dummy grenade launcher, a 12-gauge shotgun, an World War II machine gun, ammunition and a box of fireworks.

Also found was $5,686, police said.

Detectives said the drugs they confiscated are the type favored at "rave" parties.

When the safe was found, Anne Arundel firefighters retrieved it and turned it over to police, who found the drug paraphernalia and Wright's telephone bill inside. Anne Arundel police notified Baltimore County police.

Wright had reported the theft of the safe from his home about a week after it occurred, police said.

He also told police a handgun was inside, but none was found when the safe was retrieved from Deep Creek, a tributary of the Magothy River, north of Annapolis.

Baltimore County police searched Wright's house, where they found illegal items, according to spokesman Bill Toohey.

Pub Date: 4/16/99

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