Drug raids address residents' complaints

Police have arrested 10 during past week

September 15, 2000|By Laura Barnhardt | Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF

Residents' complaints about drug trafficking in their neighborhoods have brought a county police response, with raids and arrests in Glen Burnie, Pasadena and Severn over the past week.

A total of 10 arrests were made in three cases unrelated except for the starting point of residents' concerns that prompted months of investigations, police said.

Police also reported seizing crack cocaine, marijuana, packaging equipment, thousands of dollars in cash and a handgun.

In the most recent raid, shortly before midnight Wednesday, the Western District's tactical narcotics team arrested two youths, ages 17 and 15, who officers said had more than half a pound of marijuana. Police had been observing the area of Washington Avenue and Route 170 in response to neighborhood complaints about drug dealing.

The boys were being charged as juveniles and were released into their parents' custody, said Officer Charles Ravenell, a police spokesman.

The night before, Eastern District officers raided a house in the 8400 block of Sexton Road in Pasadena and reported seizing 22 grams of crack with a street value of $2,200, about $870 worth of marijuana, $6,030 in cash, a loaded .38-caliber handgun, an electronic scale and packaging material.

Two men, a teen-age boy and woman who share the house were arrested and charged with drug violations, concluding a two- month investigation. The adults charged were identified as Robert August Sieck, 20, Victor Edward Prim, 43, and Kim Ann Prim, 41.

On Sept. 8 in Glen Burnie, members of the department's Special Operations Unit and the Northern District's tactical narcotics team raided an apartment in the 200 block of Crain Court Circle. They reported seizing 2.3 grams of crack, several crack pipes and other drug paraphernalia.

Arrested and charged with drug offenses were Glen Burnie residents Jody Ann Norris, 31, who lived in the apartment; Kathleen Klimaszewski, 34, of the 400 block of Morningside Drive; Susan Ann Divers, 35, of the 500 block of Morningside; and Dennis Ross Nelson Jr., 29, of the 700 block of Delaware Ave.

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