In Baltimore City Driver charged after officer is hit...

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August 18, 2002|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Driver charged after officer is hit, injured by car

A Baltimore police officer was injured yesterday during a routine drug arrest when a suspect suddenly reversed her car, hitting the officer and knocking him to the ground.

The incident occurred about 4 p.m. in the 100 block of S. Fulton Ave. Officer Hikeen Crampton was taken to Mercy Hospital where he was treated and re leased, said Lt. Mark Callahan.

The driver of the car, whose name was not immediately re leased, was charged with assault with the intent to murder, as sault with a deadly weapon, and three counts of possession of il legal drugs. Three other suspects - passengers in the car - were charged with three counts each of drug possession.

In Cecil County

State police charge two with smuggling marijuana

PERRYVILLE - State police in Cecil County arrested two men and charged them with smuggling 126 pounds of marijuana into the state. Police said Nicole Ryan Mitchell was driving a rented white 2002 Nissan Pathfinder southbound on Interstate 95 about 8 a.m. Friday morning when he was stopped for an unspecified traffic violation. Mitchell, 32, of Glenarden was traveling with Patrik Dunn, 30, of Queens, N.Y., police said.

Both men were arrested on several felony charges, including smuggling marijuana into the state, conspiracy to smuggle marijuana and possession of marijuana.

The drugs are worth about $85,000, said Joseph Catalano, an officer with the state police barracks in Perryville. The men were headed to Prince George's County, Catalano said.

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