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Westminster man charged with intent to distribute

A Westminster man was arrested Sunday after police allegedly located narcotics and other materials while serving a protective order.

Thomas Magnum, 55, of the 2700 block of Bird View Road, was charged with one count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute and two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance. He was released on $10,000 bond Monday, according to electronic court records.

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According to the statement of probable cause, deputies of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office responded to Magnum’s residence to serve a protective order on Sunday, July 22. Following this, Magnum asked to retrieve items from a garage-like tent structure. A deputy accompanied him and observed a glass pipe containing residue and empty capsules in an ashtray.

The deputy asked if there were other items in the tent, and Magnum produced a prescription bottle from a cooler that contained 25 more capsules. He identified them as containing “scramble,” a mixture of heroin and a cutting agent, according to the statement.

The deputy observed Magnum attempt to throw a second bottle on the ground undetected, which was observed to contain suspected crack cocaine, according to the statement.

Two digital scales, numerous plastic baggies, numerous pill pouches, additional unknown pills and other CDS paraphernalia were also retrieved when the cooler was searched, according to the statement.

Magnum wished to consult an attorney before commenting. A court date is scheduled for Sept. 19.

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