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June 29, 2001
Westminster police have arrested a Reisterstown man on drug charges and seized $2,000 worth of crack cocaine and $500 in cash during a raid of a home in the first block of Pennsylvania Ave., authorities said. Bryant K. Taylor, 24, was charged with one count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, one count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and one count of possession of paraphernalia, police said. The raid Wednesday afternoon was part of a three-month investigation into drug trafficking in the area, police said.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
Federal authorities are searching for a 34-year-old man wanted for allegedly smuggling heroin from Malaysia inside a children's stroller — and twice eluding police. Adedeji Abiodun Ajala, of Windsor Mill, is charged with conspiracies related to importing, possessing and distributing a controlled substance. Authorities had been searching for Ajala after monitoring a package mailed from Malaysia in late July to Baltimore. Inside the package, authorities found heroin sewn into the fabric of a stroller, according to court records.
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NEWS
October 7, 1996
A Carroll County grand jury has indicted a Westminster man accused of selling drugs to an undercover officer in January, court records show.Fred Ricky Mabe, 35, of the 1700 block of Old Liberty Road was living in the 6500 block of Carrolltown Road in Sykesville at the time of his arrest, court records show.Mabe, who is free on a $5,000 bond, is charged in the indictment handed up Thursday with possession, possession with intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute clonazepam, an anticonvulsant.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2014
An Annapolis man was sentenced Wednesday to more than seven years in federal prison following a plea agreement on drug distribution charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Shawn Anthony Pollard, 35, to 92 months in prison on charges of conspiring to distribute cocaine and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine. Bennett also sentenced him to three years of supervised release. Pollard pleaded guilty last April.
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June 9, 1995
A county police officer sent to break up a fight between two men yesterday arrested one of them on drug charges, officials said.Officer David Frendlich went to the parking lot of a Hechinger store in the 6700 block of Ritchie Highway about 2 a.m. after a report that two men, one of whom had a knife, were fighting. When Officer Frendlich pulled onto the lot, one of the men saw him and walked toward Ordnance Road, police said.Officer Frendlich stopped the man, who had a cut near his right eye and temple.
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August 12, 1994
A county police officer arrested a Freetown Village man on drug charges Wednesday night after the man was stopped at New Freetown Road and Whitaker Road for speeding, officials said.Corporal Michael Belcher was working a special enforcement detail in Freetown about 11:30 p.m. when he stopped a man for driving 35 mph in a 25 mph zone. The man was driving a 1986 Nissan pick-up truck that was not his, and had no identification but gave his name as Cedrick Blair, police said.After further questioning, the officer learned the name was false and arrested the man. When Corporal Belcher searched him and the car, he found seven bags of suspected crack cocaine in the man's jacket pocket.
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September 11, 1996
A routine traffic stop Saturday led to the arrest of a Glen Burnie man on drug charges, county police said yesterday.Andre Antonio White, 30, of the 700 block of Monticello Court, was charged with possession of heroin and driving with a revoked license.Police stopped a Jeep Cherokee on Heritage Hill Drive near Bricktown Circle for an unspecified traffic violation shortly after 9 p.m. When the officer identified the man, she found his license was revoked.Police arrested the man, and found four small bags of what later tested positive for heroin in the man's sock, police said.
NEWS
November 27, 1996
Police arrested a man on drug charges Saturday after an officer received a tip that someone was selling drugs at a Pasadena bar.Carl Robert Ward, 44, of the 900 block of 220th St. in Pasadena was charged with possession of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.Officer James McDermott went to the Greenland Inn in the 8000 block of Fort Smallwood Road about 10: 45 p.m. after the tip was received.The tipster gave police a description of the man and said he would be sitting at the end of the bar.McDermott found the man and took him outside to talk.
NEWS
May 31, 1995
Man arrested on drug chargesCounty police arrested an Annapolis man on drug charges Saturday evening after a search of his car turned up 37 hits of LSD and an ounce of marijuana, a police report said.Sgt. Michael Feeney saw a man sitting in a 1987 Mercury Sable on the Parole Plaza parking lot about 7:10 p.m. When he walked toward the car, the man ducked. Sergeant Feeney asked the man to get out and smelled what he thought was marijuana when the suspect opened the door, police said.Andrew Tompkins Fowler, 22, of the 200 block of Dewey Drive was charged with possession of LSD and marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana and LSD.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2011
An East Baltimore resident died Friday night while being held at the Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center, a state corrections spokesman said. Keith Johnson, 50, was being held on $10,000 bail for drug charges, said the spokesman, Mark Vernarelli. He had seen by medical staff and had returned to a holding cell when he requested to see medical staff again, the spokesman said. Johnson then collapsed when he stepped into the hallway, according to Vernarelli. He was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital where he was pronounced dead before 8 p.m., the spokesman said.
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By BRENT JONES | May 29, 2008
A 28-year-old Atlanta man was arrested Tuesday by a Maryland Transportation Authority officer after police said they found nearly 146 pounds of marijuana during a routine traffic stop. Themba K. Koyi was driving south on Interstate 95 in Baltimore County when his rented 2008 Nissan sedan was stopped by a transportation authority officer for speeding, police said. The drugs, valued at more than $200,000, were discovered during a check of the vehicle, police said.
NEWS
May 24, 2007
A convicted drug dealer was arrested yesterday morning at Lakeview Towers - a building near Baltimore's Druid Hill Park that is home to many elderly and disabled tenants - on charges that he sold narcotics from an apartment there, city police said. An arrest warrant for Bryan Turner, 21, had been obtained after a "controlled" purchase of drugs at the apartment May 14, said Detective David Jones of the Central District drug enforcement unit. Jones said he knocked on the door of the 11th-floor apartment at 8 a.m. yesterday, asked to buy a $10 vial of cocaine and was invited inside by Turner.
NEWS
June 29, 2001
Westminster police have arrested a Reisterstown man on drug charges and seized $2,000 worth of crack cocaine and $500 in cash during a raid of a home in the first block of Pennsylvania Ave., authorities said. Bryant K. Taylor, 24, was charged with one count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, one count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and one count of possession of paraphernalia, police said. The raid Wednesday afternoon was part of a three-month investigation into drug trafficking in the area, police said.
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By Sarah Koenig and Sarah Koenig,SUN STAFF | June 7, 2001
A jury convicted a Baltimore County man yesterday of conspiring to distribute cocaine and of being a drug kingpin, concluding a three-week case that tested renewed police efforts to bring down major drug dealers by using wiretaps. Dante Chauncy Linton, 30, of the 5700 block of Utrecht Road could receive a minimum prison sentence of 20 years without parole on the kingpin charge, the most serious of the convictions. The jury, which spent nearly two days deliberating in Baltimore Circuit Court, acquitted Linton's co-defendant, Yonni Ventura, 33, a Dominican from New York City, on drug conspiracy charges.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | November 16, 2000
A 31-year-old man being chased by Baltimore police officers apparently choked to death on a bag of drugs, police and the state medical examiner's office said yesterday. Melvin Grayson of the 1300 block of Homewood Ave. in the Johnston Square community was identified by relatives and through fingerprints, police said. The incident occurred shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday in Northeast Baltimore. Police said that, as plainclothes officers tried to interview a group of men at East 25th Street and Sherwood Avenue, near Harford Road, one of them fled.
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