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By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF | April 12, 1996
A Harford County man was sentenced to life without parole yesterday for the fatal stabbing of a Middle River minister in a crack cocaine dispute Christmas Eve 1994.James Thomas Wood, 25, also was given a 20-year sentence for robbery by Baltimore County Circuit Judge Christian M. Kahl.Wood, who was engaged to be married and about to begin college, stabbed the Rev. Samuel N. Booth Jr. 14 times and slit his throat in the minister's trailer behind Christian Faith Tabernacle Church on Middle River Road.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,Sun Staff Writer Sun staff writer Suzanne Loudermilk contributed to this article | December 28, 1994
Baltimore County police have discovered two crack cocaine pipes in the trailer of the Middle River minister found slain over the weekend and are taking seriously the possibility that the minister was a user or dealer of drugs.James Thomas Wood, 24, of Abingdon in Harford County, was denied bail yesterday by Towson District Judge A. Gordon Boone Jr. Mr. Wood is charged with first-degree murder in the Christmas Eve stabbing death and robbery of the Rev. Samuel Booth Jr., 55, pastor of the Christian Faith Tabernacle Church in the 900 block of Middle River Road.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,Sun Staff Writer Sun staff writers Jim Haner and Suzanne Loudermilk contributed to this article. RTC | December 31, 1994
The Middle River minister slain Christmas Eve was heavily involved in helping conduct cocaine transactions between Harford County and Philadelphia last year, according to court records.The Rev. Samuel Booth Jr. is named throughout an affidavit supporting the execution of a search and seizure warrant on his home in Bel Air in June 1993. He is implicated with a small group of individuals who rented cars in Mr. Booth's name and purchased sizable amounts of cocaine that were resold in Bel Air, Aberdeen and other locations.
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By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | October 31, 1995
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton signed into law yesterday a bill to continue punishing crack-cocaine crimes far more severely than powder-cocaine crimes -- a difference that civil rights activists say is racist."
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer | May 29, 1994
Four people were arrested -- three on drug charges and one on a handgun charge -- within two hours by two undercover Westminster police detectives who were watching activities in the South Center-South Court Street area Thursday night.Detectives arrested Terry Lee Shank, 22, of the 1100 block of Humbert Schoolhouse Road in Westminster and Jeremy M. Humphrey, 19, of the first block of Fairground Ave. in Taneytown after seeing a hand-to-hand drug transaction about 11 p.m., police saidBoth men were charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after the investigators recovered three pouches containing the marijuana, a pipe and $170 in cash, according to police.
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By Los Angeles Times | October 28, 1992
ORANGE, Calif. -- Frustrated by the risks and costs of evading drug interdiction efforts, Colombian traffickers have developed a way to build plastic and fiberglass products out of cocaine, according to FBI officials who displayed a cocaine-infused dog kennel at a news conference yesterday.That kennel and two others were seized during a 16-month investigation, and two men were arrested in nearby Garden Grove, Calif., Monday night. Agents said that the arrests and seizures thwarted the operation -- the first of its kind ever uncovered by federal drug agents -- and investigators quickly dubbed it the "Cocaine-Canine Connection" and the "Dog-Do Case."
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,SUN STAFF | November 22, 2001
Nine men and women have been arrested on drug charges after a four-week investigation into narcotics activity near Pennsylvania Avenue and West Main Street in Westminster. During Operation WISHBONE, undercover officers made 17 purchases of drugs, including crack cocaine and marijuana, valued at $1,200, Carroll County authorities said during a news conference yesterday morning. Police seized 18.5 grams of crack cocaine, 16.3 grams of marijuana and $177 cash. "The message is out that you don't deal drugs where you're not welcome," said Lt. Terry Katz, commander of the Westminster barracks.
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August 23, 1996
Police arrested an Annapolis man yesterday on charges that he sold crack cocaine to an undercover police officer.Paul Arthur Scott, 40, of the 1400 block of Solomon's Island Road was charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute and possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute in a school zone.Members of the Northern District Tactical Patrol were working a sting operation in the 7800 block of Shirley Murphy Court after neighbors complained that drug dealers were working there.
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November 13, 1998
Howard County police have arrested two Columbia men accused of selling $100 worth of crack cocaine to undercover detectives on an Ellicott City parking lot, police said yesterday.About 6 p.m. Wednesday, police set up a drug purchase with the suspects near the Allview Liquors in the 9400 block of Old Annapolis Road, said Detective Mark Verderaime of the vice and narcotics section.The alleged dealers drove up to Allview Liquors, Verderaime said, and one of them sold drugs to undercover detectives waiting in an unmarked police car.Terence Dwight Butler, 23, and Nathanial Byrd, 34, of the 9400 block of Columbia Road are charged with conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, distribution of crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possession of crack cocaine, police said.
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July 30, 2000
A Baltimore man was arrested Thursday and charged with selling crack cocaine in Union Bridge, according to court records. Kai Tyron Evans, 18, of the 5000 block of Denview Drive was arrested by members of the Carroll County Drug Task Force and charged with 12 counts, including distribution of crack cocaine and possession of crack with intent to distribute. He is accused of selling more than $200 of crack cocaine on four occasions in late June and July. He was being held at the Carroll County Detention Center in lieu of $50,000 bail.
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