Man, 27, charged in drug case

January 18, 2002|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A man described as a "high-level East Baltimore drug distributor" was arrested yesterday after he allegedly sold more than 4 ounces of cocaine to an undercover police officer, police said.

Police later raided the man's home and seized 15 ounces of cocaine; four large-caliber firearms, including a fully loaded Mac-10 machine pistol; drug packaging material; and about $1,000. The cocaine had a street value of nearly $20,000, police said.

Lt. John Bvilacqua, head of the drug enforcement section, said the suspect, Eugene Robert Henson, 27, of the 6900 block of Old Harford Road, had been under investigation for several weeks.

Henson is charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of deadly weapons.

An undercover officer met Henson yesterday at the Hamilton Park Shopping Center at East Northern Parkway and McClean Boulevard about 6:30 p.m. The undercover officer and officers who viewed the "buy-bust" from covert positions made the arrest after the transaction, police said.

Henson was taken to the city jail pending a bail hearing today.

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