November 9, 1994
Three Columbia residents are facing a variety of drug charges after Howard County police reported finding marijuana plants inside a closet in a Harper's Choice home Monday night.Patrol officers obtained a search and seizure warrant for a home in the 5200 block of Rivendell Lane in Harper's Choice after seeing drug paraphernalia there during a previous visit, police said.About 9:30 p.m. Monday, officers found 4 pounds of marijuana, manufacturing equipment and drug paraphernalia in a walk-in closet that had been coverted into a greenhouse to grow marijuana, police said.
August 11, 1991
County police seized 263 marijuana plants that were being cultivatedin thick woods off St. George's Barber Road in Davidsonville.On Aug. 3, narcotic investigators from the Marijuana Eradication Recognizance Team found the plants while flying over the area in a small plane, county police said.The team includes officers from state and county police and members of the Army National Guard.The officers searched the area on foot and found the plants, which weighed about 10 pounds each. Investigators said each plant would have yielded about one pound of marijuana each.
August 5, 1994
Frederick County sheriff's deputies seized 30 marijuana plants from a house garden outside New Windsor after a mortgage company employee spotted the plants on a routine investigation, officials said.The house -- on Hemp Avenue, which runs off Route 31 about a mile into Frederick County -- was unoccupied when they confiscated the plants Monday, deputies said. The plants ranged from a foot to 7 feet high, said Sgt. Ralf Berger, a spokesman for the sheriff's office. Some of the plants were in containers and appeared to have been harvested.
July 21, 2004
An Anne Arundel County police narcotics unit seized 6-foot-tall marijuana plants Monday that were growing in the back yard of a Linthicum house, police said. They estimated the street value of the crop at nearly $11,000. Michael Anthony Zimmerman, 47, and Julie Montgomery, 30, both of the 200 block of Church Circle, were charged with manufacturing a controlled dangerous substance, possession of marijuana and heroin and possession of drug paraphenalia, police said. The northern district's tactical narcotics team obtained a search warrant for the house.
July 3, 1998
County police seized $35,000 worth of marijuana plants growing near woods in Arnold on Wednesday after officers flying over the area in a helicopter saw the plants.Cpl. Larry Walker and Sgt. Michael Madison saw 78 plants growing in three sites of about 50 feet by 60 feet each along Hilltop Road near Deep Creek Avenue about 3: 30 p.m., police said. It was not immediately known who owns the land, they said.Police did not make an arrest because they do not know who planted the marijuana, said Officer Carol Frye, department spokeswoman.
August 10, 1991
A security supervisor at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant has been charged with growing a patch of nearly 900 marijuana plants found in late July on the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. property, authorities said yesterday.Cpl. Leslie A. Meyers, a detective in the Calvert County sheriff's office, said he and other deputies watched over the pot patch for three weeks, waiting to see who would show up to harvest the crop.Late Thursday afternoon, they watched a man park a truck nearby, walk over to the hallucinogenic garden and pick a batch of leaves, stuffing them into a plastic Safeway grocery bag, Corporal Meyers said.