4 arrests made in Gwynn Oak area

Police find drugs, weapons in house

April 20, 2007|By Richard Irwin

Four Northwest Baltimore men were arrested last night in a house in the Gwynn Oak neighborhood and charged with possession of narcotics with intent to distribute and unlawful possession of deadly weapons, police said.

Nine members of the Northwest District's drug unit forcibly entered a house in the 5500 block of Gwynn Oak Ave. at 5 p.m. and arrested the men on search and seizure warrants, said Sgt. Ronald Beverly, who heads the unit.

The arrests came after police received tips two weeks ago that drugs were being sold from the house. Police made an undercover drug purchase as part of a follow-up investigation, Beverly said.

Marijuana and cocaine, three rifles, five handguns, nearly $7,300 and drug paraphernalia were seized, he said. The suspects were being held last night at the Central Booking and Intake Center pending bail hearings. They were Bernard Bell, 51, a resident of the raided house; Lamont Andrews, 26, of the 5100 block of Dickey Hill Road; Gamon Nkrumah, 26, of the 5300 block of Fernpark Ave.; and Eric Bell, 50, of the 2900 block of Eldorado Ave.

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