Arundel police seize $4,000 in drugs, cash

Marijuana, crack cocaine confiscated through raids, stop of red-light runner

April 25, 2002|By Laura Barnhardt | Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF

Through a combination of planned drug raids and a search that came after a driver ran a red light, Anne Arundel County police have seized more than $4,000 worth of marijuana, crack cocaine and cash in recent days.

In two days, eight people have been charged with drug violations around the county, police said yesterday.

Narcotics officers made their biggest seizure of the week Tuesday in Glen Burnie. Police said officers watched two men sell marijuana to another man, then stopped the van in which the two men rode a short distance away. Both suspects ran from the van but were caught.

Police said one suspect, a 17-year-old Glen Burnie youth, was charged as a juvenile with possession of marijuana; the other, David M. Legendre, 25, of the 6300 block of W. Furnace Branch Road in Glen Burnie, was charged with drug distribution. Police said they confiscated a half-pound of marijuana valued at $2,400 and $389 cash from the van, which was seized.

On Monday, narcotics detectives searched an apartment on Charante Court in Glen Burnie and seized 15 grams of marijuana, valued at $150, and drug paraphernalia, according to police reports.

Charged with possession of marijuana and other drug violations were David Missouri, 26, of Glen Burnie, Jeffrey J. Carter, 21, of Glen Burnie and Michael Sue, 27, of Severn, police said. The arrests of three men ended a two-month investigation into drug activity at the apartment, during which undercover detectives had made several marijuana purchases, police said.

The same day, narcotics detectives arrested a couple in Linthicum after a neighbor's complaint prompted a search of a house in the 1500 block of Aero Drive. Police confiscated 2.4 grams of crack cocaine with a street value of $240 and $365 cash, according to reports.

Kendall Wysinger, 25, of Glen Burnie, who had been charged with drug distribution in January at the same house, was charged with drug possession, police said. Victoria Virella, 18, of Seventh Avenue in Baltimore, was also charged with drug possession, police said.

On Tuesday, an Annapolis man was charged with drug possession with the intent to distribute after he was stopped for running a red light in Severna Park, police said. Zachary M. Sala, 23, of the 1000 block of Harbor Drive, was arrested after police found eight bags of marijuana, valued at $500, and drug paraphernalia in his Mitsubishi Galant, authorities said.

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