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MARYLAND NEWS

October 31, 2008

Police find drugs, guns, cash in Odenton raid

Police seized $18,000 worth of marijuana, $9,000 and firearms from an Odenton home this week and arrested two men on drug charges, Anne Arundel County police announced yesterday. Concluding a two-month investigation into suspected drug dealing, police raided a home in the 1700 block of Holladay Park Road on a search warrant Tuesday and found a five-gallon bucket in a shed containing marijuana, two gallon-sized plastic bags of marijuana, 47 Oxycodone pills, digital scales and $1,300 in cash, police said. In the house, police found four loaded weapons: a .357 magnum Rossi handgun, a Glock .45 semi-automatic handgun, and a Smith and Wesson .357 handgun and a 12-gauge combat shotgun. Richard Britt Hill, 38, who was found in the home, was arrested and charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana and possession with the intent to distribute Oxycodone, possession of a firearm in a drug-trafficking crime and other lesser charges, police said. The occupant of the apartment, Nolan Leroy Jacobs, 40, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Julie Scharper

Edgewood girl convicted in beating of neighbor

A 17-year-old Edgewood girl was convicted yesterday of beating and paralyzing a neighbor during a fight in 2007. Shamere Germany will face up to 25 years in prison, officials said. Germany's mother, who was convicted last spring in the same incident, was found guilty of first-degree assault in Harford County Circuit Court. On the evening of Nov. 25, 2007, about 40 people converged on Gregory Simmons' home in the 1900 block of Eloise Lane in Edgewood, in a dispute about his 19-year-old daughter's relationship with a man. A fight ensued, during which nine people, including Germany and her mother, Natasha Terresa Fowlkes, 32, attacked Simmons, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down, authorities said. Fowlkes was sentenced to 28 years in prison. Her daughter is awaiting sentencing.

David Kohn

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