Man found guilty of marijuana possession

February 02, 2000

A Westminster man who was found guilty yesterday of possession with intent to distribute marijuana asked a Circuit Court judge to sentence him to a state prison rather than the local detention center.

Daniel N. Robertson, 24, of the 400 block of Barnes Ave. entered a not guilty plea, agreeing to accept the prosecutor's version of the facts against him. In return, Judge Michael M. Galloway agreed to delay sentencing Robertson until Tuesday and said he would abide by the plea bargain, imposing no more than a four-year sentence with all but 18 months suspended.

According to court documents, Robertson was going door to door in Westminster to sell marijuana when officers approached him at 10: 10 p.m. April 13 in the first block of W. George St.

Prosecutor Theresa M. Adams said Robertson tossed away a plastic bag when officers approached him. That bag contained 22.6 grams of marijuana packaged in 13 smaller bags that typically sell for $10 each on the street, Adams said.

Yesterday's verdict likely will violate probation that Robertson received in an unrelated Baltimore County conviction, said Adams.

Adams said Robertson requested being sent to a state facility so any prison time in the unrelated case could be served concurrently.

Police

Westminster: A West Main Street resident told police Jan. 24 that items were stolen from her vehicle while it was parked outside her home. The loss was estimated at $191.

Westminster: An employee at Sears, Roebuck and Co. in Cranberry Mall told police Thursday that merchandise was stolen from the store. The loss was estimated at $229.

Westminster: An Old Washington Road resident told police Saturday that a plow blade was stolen from his vehicle while it was parked at Westminster Transmission Service on Greenwood Avenue. The loss was estimated at $1,600.

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