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By John Murphy and John Murphy,SUN STAFF | August 7, 1999
Responding to complaints of a growing drug market in northeast Westminster, authorities arrested 20 people on drug possession and distribution charges early yesterday.More than 90 law enforcement officials from the Westminster Police Department, Maryland State Police and the Carroll County Sheriff's Department swept through Sullivan and Wimert avenues, serving search and seizure warrants at four apartments that police believe were centers for drug use and sales.Authorities said they seized small amounts of heroin, crack cocaine and marijuana, cash, weapons and a Lexus sedan.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 3, 2005
Federal drug agents and police from the city and Baltimore County staged coordinated raids at 26 residences yesterday, arresting 14 people on drug and weapon charges. Seized in the 5:30 a.m. raids were more than $100,000, several firearms and crack cocaine, said Detective Donny Moses, a city police spokesman. In a raid on a house in the 500 block of McMechen St., police found a loaded semiautomatic handgun hidden under the mattress of a child's bed, Moses said. The raids resulted from a lengthy undercover drug investigation in the city's Upton area and sections of the county, Moses said.
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August 23, 1997
Baltimore police arrested 35 people on drug charges Thursday night and early yesterday in a crackdown in central Park Heights and surrounding neighborhoods where assaults and robberies have been a problem.Maj. Errol L. Dutton, commander of the Northwestern District, said 65 officers from his district, the tactical section and three other station houses participated in Operation Change of Venue.Dutton said all of those arrested -- 28 men, five women and two juveniles -- were charged with drug possession.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | December 19, 2003
A six-month investigation has led to 23 arrests in what Westminster police yesterday called their largest drug operation ever. About 40 officers from Westminster, the state police barracks at Westminster, the state's attorney's office and the sheriff's office working together as part of the Carroll County Narcotics Task Force, arrested 17 men and six women Wednesday, authorities said. Most of those arrested have Carroll County addresses, but acting Westminster Police Chief Maj. Dean Brewer said the suspects are new to the county.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 3, 2005
Federal drug agents and police from the city and Baltimore County staged coordinated raids at 26 residences yesterday, arresting 14 people on drug and weapon charges. Seized in the 5:30 a.m. raids were more than $100,000, several firearms and crack cocaine, said Detective Donny Moses, a city police spokesman. In a raid on a house in the 500 block of McMechen St., police found a loaded semiautomatic handgun hidden under the mattress of a child's bed, Moses said. The raids resulted from a lengthy undercover drug investigation in the city's Upton area and sections of the county, Moses said.
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September 2, 1995
Baltimore Police swept through the Johnston Square community yesterday morning, raided eight rowhouses and arrested seven people on drug charges.In the raids, dubbed Operation Johnston Square, officers said they seized cocaine, heroin, two handguns and one rifle. Police described two addresses, in the 1600 block of Holbrook St. and the 1300 block of Ensor St., as major drug houses.During a six-week investigation, members of the Eastern District Drug Enforcement unit arrested 22 additional suspects and seized 387 packages of cocaine and heroin and $2,500.
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June 2, 1994
14 people arrested on drug chargesEASTON -- State and local police arrested 14 people on drug charges in Easton and St. Michael's yesterday as part of a state police program to help the residents of drug infested neighborhoods.The troopers, who set up a command post at the corner of West and Glenwood streets in Easton, charged those arrested with possession and distribution of cocaine, said Lt. Steven F. Rutzebeck, of the department's Criminal Intelligence Division.He said state police and officers from Easton, St. Michael's and the Department of Natural Resources police departments and the Talbot County Sheriff's office were looking for 10 more people last night.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | September 10, 1997
Police completed a two-month drug investigation yesterday by raiding 12 rowhouses in an effort to shut down cocaine and heroin sales in three West Baltimore neighborhoods hit hard by violence.Southwestern District officers targeting Walbrook, Winchester and Rosemont arrested seven people yesterday on drug charges and said they seized $4,500 in drugs, $4,200 in cash and one gun.The raids were the most recent conducted in the past two months, in which police have raided 10 other houses in the West Baltimore communities.
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April 25, 1998
Southeastern District police officers raided six homes in Highlandtown last night and arrested 20 people on drug charges, including a mother and her 14-year-old daughter.The raids came after members of the district's drug unit made several undercover drug purchases in the past month in open-air drug markets around Highlandtown, police said.The purchases were part of a monthlong investigation prompted by residents' complaints, Lt. George Klein said.At a house in the 3500 block of E. Baltimore St., officers seized nearly 100 pieces of crack cocaine, valued at about $1,000, and arrested five suspects, including a mother and daughter accused of dealing drugs as a team, Klein said.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writer | September 10, 1995
Baltimore police raided 11 homes in South Baltimore late Friday and arrested 30 people on charges of selling cocaine in the area to undercover police officers.In a raid called "Operation Mask," undercover drug enforcement officers from the Southern District fanned out over a 40-square block area.After more than 100 officers swarmed into rowhouses, authorities put on a show of force with dozens of police motorcycles roaring through the community and using a Winnebago as a mobile command post.
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By RICHARD IRWIN | May 30, 2001
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Baltimore City Southeastern District Drug arrests: Police raided an apartment in the 1700 block of Nome St. about 5:30 p.m. Friday and arrested nine people on drug charges. Four of the suspects are alleged members of the "Black Mob" drug gang. Later that evening, police posing as drug dealers on the same block arrested five people who attempted to purchase drugs. During both operations, officers seized cocaine valued at $510, marijuana worth $40, more than $2,600 and four vehicles.
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By John Murphy and John Murphy,SUN STAFF | August 7, 1999
Responding to complaints of a growing drug market in northeast Westminster, authorities arrested 20 people on drug possession and distribution charges early yesterday.More than 90 law enforcement officials from the Westminster Police Department, Maryland State Police and the Carroll County Sheriff's Department swept through Sullivan and Wimert avenues, serving search and seizure warrants at four apartments that police believe were centers for drug use and sales.Authorities said they seized small amounts of heroin, crack cocaine and marijuana, cash, weapons and a Lexus sedan.
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By Jim Haner and Jim Haner,SUN STAFF | November 14, 1998
In a series of coordinated raids over the past month, Baltimore police have arrested more than 200 people on drug and weapons charges in a notorious east-side neighborhood traveled every day by 350 children who attend the Dr. Rayner Browne elementary school.Known by locals as "Zombieland" for the heroin addicts who squat in the area's numerous abandoned houses, the neighborhood is home to a major crack cocaine and marijuana market that stretches for three blocks on Biddle Street from Montford to Luzerne avenues.
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April 25, 1998
Southeastern District police officers raided six homes in Highlandtown last night and arrested 20 people on drug charges, including a mother and her 14-year-old daughter.The raids came after members of the district's drug unit made several undercover drug purchases in the past month in open-air drug markets around Highlandtown, police said.The purchases were part of a monthlong investigation prompted by residents' complaints, Lt. George Klein said.At a house in the 3500 block of E. Baltimore St., officers seized nearly 100 pieces of crack cocaine, valued at about $1,000, and arrested five suspects, including a mother and daughter accused of dealing drugs as a team, Klein said.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | September 10, 1997
Police completed a two-month drug investigation yesterday by raiding 12 rowhouses in an effort to shut down cocaine and heroin sales in three West Baltimore neighborhoods hit hard by violence.Southwestern District officers targeting Walbrook, Winchester and Rosemont arrested seven people yesterday on drug charges and said they seized $4,500 in drugs, $4,200 in cash and one gun.The raids were the most recent conducted in the past two months, in which police have raided 10 other houses in the West Baltimore communities.
NEWS
August 23, 1997
Baltimore police arrested 35 people on drug charges Thursday night and early yesterday in a crackdown in central Park Heights and surrounding neighborhoods where assaults and robberies have been a problem.Maj. Errol L. Dutton, commander of the Northwestern District, said 65 officers from his district, the tactical section and three other station houses participated in Operation Change of Venue.Dutton said all of those arrested -- 28 men, five women and two juveniles -- were charged with drug possession.
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By RICHARD IRWIN | May 30, 2001
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Baltimore City Southeastern District Drug arrests: Police raided an apartment in the 1700 block of Nome St. about 5:30 p.m. Friday and arrested nine people on drug charges. Four of the suspects are alleged members of the "Black Mob" drug gang. Later that evening, police posing as drug dealers on the same block arrested five people who attempted to purchase drugs. During both operations, officers seized cocaine valued at $510, marijuana worth $40, more than $2,600 and four vehicles.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writer | November 23, 1994
Police arrested 35 people on drug charges in a sweep last night aimed at preventing dealers from returning in numbers to an area dividing the Cedonia and Hollander's Ridge neighborhoods of Northeast Baltimore.Dozens of officers burst into six houses in the Bowleys Lane community, between Moravia Road and Sinclair Lane, searching for 19 people indicted last week by a city grand jury on charges of drug distribution.They arrested 11 people under indictment and 24 others in an anti-drug effort dubbed by officers as, "No business as usual."
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | May 29, 1996
Four of five people arrested during a raid Friday in Westminster were being held at the Carroll County Detention Center on drug charges yesterday with bail ranging from $25,000 to $100,000.According to police and court papers, detectives and uniformed officers from the Westminster Police Department raided an apartment at the Bishop Garth complex in the first block of Charles St. at 11: 30 p.m. Friday.Police said they confiscated cocaine worth an estimated $1,200, as well as marijuana, packaging materials, blunt cigars used for smoking marijuana and crack cocaine, and $487.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | May 16, 1996
First, city police officers busted the drug dealers. Then, dressed in baggy pants and wearing gold chains, the officers took over the street corner business and arrested a dozen more people -- most from the suburbs -- who came to buy cocaine.Carrying out "Operation Burn or Bust," the Southeastern District officers targeted the 1700 block of Nome St., known as the "Rock Block" because crack cocaine is so readily available. Police said they arrested dealers as young as 13.Investigators said the 30-day undercover investigation that culminated Tuesday afternoon and evening is a warning to people who come into the area east of O'Donnell Heights to feed their drug habits.
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