Glen Burnie man held on drug charges after delivery of suspect package in mail

July 25, 2000|By Laura Barnhardt | Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF

A Glen Burnie man was in jail yesterday on drug and weapons charges after police say he accepted mail delivery of a package of suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of $22,000 from California last week.

Cycil Maurice Coleman, 23, was arrested at an apartment in the 100 block of Faywood Court on Friday morning.

Coleman, who also has an address in the first block of Neptune Court in Baltimore, was charged with importation of illegal drugs, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and related weapons and drug offenses.

He was being held yesterday in the county detention center on Jennifer Road on $250,000 bond.

Police said the Postal Service detected suspected drugs in a package and called the federal Drug Enforcement Administration task force in which the Anne Arundel County police narcotics unit participates.

When the suspect signed for the delivery Friday morning, county police arrested him with a package containing 1 kilogram of suspected cocaine, police said.

They searched the apartment and found a loaded Intratec .22-caliber machine pistol, said Detective Tom McBride Jr.

McBride said it is not unusual for drugs to be shipped through the Postal Service or other delivery services.

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