Del. man jailed to await sentencing in drug case

August 25, 1999

A former Western Maryland College student yesterday was ordered to spend a week in the Carroll County Detention Center before returning to Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. for sentencing in a marijuana distribution case.

Lawrence E. Allman, 19, of Wilmington, Del., was found guilty in June after pleading not guilty to the charge stemming from a raid Dec. 7 in which 15.6 grams of marijuana were found in his dormitory room.

A pre-sentence investigation was ordered and Allman was back in court yesterday, asking Burns to grant probation before judgment.

Such a move would mean that after satisfying any conditions of probation set by Burns, Allman's criminal record could be expunged.

Burns said he was surprised to learn Allman did not cooperate with the pre-sentence investigation and deferred his ruling until Aug. 31, sending Allman to jail for a week.

Burns said he hoped Allman would demonstrate a change of attitude before returning for the sentencing.

Westminster teen hurt in traffic accident

A Westminster teen-ager was seriously injured yesterday when he lost control of his car just after midnight and the vehicle struck a cable supporting a utility pole and spun into a tree, state police said.

Daniel A. Butts, 17, of the 100 block of Bertie Ave. was taken by helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was in serious but stable condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Police are investigating the accident.


Westminster: A resident of Hillside Court told police Monday that two bicycles were stolen from the rear of the home. Loss was estimated at $339.

Westminster: A resident of East Main Street told police Monday that the driver's door of her vehicle was damaged. Damage was estimated at $250.

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