Law student, father-in-law charged with drug trafficking

Pair accused of delivering 5 pounds of marijuana

February 11, 2000|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

A University of Baltimore law student and his father-in-law have been arrested on charges of drug trafficking after Anne Arundel County police say the two delivered 5 pounds of marijuana to an undercover detective at a Glen Burnie motel.

The men -- Leigh Stefan Jocelyn, 23, of the first block of Mycroft Court in Reisterstown and Fred Schneyer, 44, of the 9000 block of Groffs Mill Drive in Owings Mills -- were charged with possession and intent to distribute marijuana and a stimulant "designer drug" known as Ecstasy.

Police said they had been investigating Schneyer, a chauffeur, as a suspected dealer of Ecstasy for about six weeks.

The undercover detective was told that he could get "kind bud," a high-grade marijuana, and ordered 5 pounds of it, police said, adding that the detective was told another man would have to come along because of the size of the order.

The men were arrested after arriving in separate vehicles -- Schneyer in a 1993 Lincoln Town Car limousine and Jocelyn in a 1994 Nissan Altima -- at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Police said they found five shrink-wrapped, 1-pound packages of marijuana, 21 Ecstasy pills and an additional pound of marijuana. The Ecstasy has a street value of $410, and the marijuana was worth more than $30,000, according to county narcotics detectives.

The vehicles were confiscated by the police, and authorities obtained search warrants for the homes of the suspects -- both of whom were released from custody yesterday. The university confirmed yesterday that Jocelyn is enrolled there.

Police said the high-grade marijuana is rare. "You don't see a lot of `kind bud' in the area because of the cost; it's prohibitive," said Sgt. Roland Haag, who supervises the narcotics unit. He said it usually runs two to three times the cost of regular marijuana.

Ecstasy can go for about $35 a pill on the street, Haag said, adding that its presence has been increasing in the Baltimore area.

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