Cocaine, gun, ammunition seized in Edmondson Village

July 14, 2004|By Ryan Davis | Ryan Davis,SUN STAFF

Police seized more than 2 kilograms of cocaine, a handgun and ammunition yesterday from an Edmondson Village couple, both of whom have convictions on felony drug charges.

During a routine scan last month of the ammunition sales log at Wal-Mart in Catonsville, detectives from the federal High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area task force found that the woman had bought ammunition for a .45 caliber handgun and that she was a felon, said Baltimore Police Lt. John Hess.

It is illegal for a convicted felon to possess guns or ammunition.

Detectives obtained a search warrant, served it at the couple's house at 11 a.m. yesterday and seized 2.25 kilograms of powder cocaine with a street value of $75,000 to $100,000, Hess said. They also confiscated a .45-caliber handgun, ammunition for other guns and more than $2,000 in cash, he said.

Police did not release the names of the couple or the address of their house, saying the investigation was continuing.

The man, who has twice been convicted of felony drug charges, was being held at Central Booking and Intake last night on handgun and drug charges, Hess said.

The woman, who has one felony drug conviction, remained under investigation.

Baltimore Sun Articles
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.