Drug bust called largest in area

December 17, 2006|By Nia-Malika Henderson

A raid on a home in Northwest Baltimore resulted in two arrests and the confiscation of 30 pounds of marijuana, more than 1,000 prescription pills and $1,000 in cash, city police said yesterday.

Police said they seized the drugs--with a street value of $112,000--at a home in the 2900 block of W. Cold Spring Lane after a tipster reported drug activity at the residence two weeks ago.

On Friday night, the Northeastern District's narcotics unit raided the home about 6:30 p.m., police said.

Police Lt. Delmar Dickson, operations commander of the Northeast District, said the drug bust was the largest he'd seen in the area, about a quarter of a mile from Loyola College.

Yesterday, police displayed the array of drugs, which included the painkillers Percocet, OxyContin and morphine, valued at $28,000.

Dickson said the two people who were arrested were charged with felony drug counts. He said police are still investigating whether they are connected to a larger ring.

So far, investigators said they have been able to trace the marijuana to other individuals, but the origin of the prescription medication is unknown.

Authorities declined to identify the suspects because the investigation is ongoing.

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