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Seven arrested at Merriweather concert, charged with drugs and trespassing

Howard County Police arrested seven men for drug possession, trespassing and disorderly conduct during the Dear Jerry Grateful Dead tribute concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion on May 14 in Columbia.

Howard County Police arrested seven men for drug possession, trespassing and disorderly conduct during the Dear Jerry Grateful Dead tribute concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion on May 14 in Columbia.

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According to police, both uniformed and undercover officers patrolled the concert. Four men were arrested through undercover narcotics operations, while three were arrested for trespassing.

"People who are engaging in disorderly conduct and refuse to leave when asked are often charged with trespassing," police department spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn said.

Michael James Desbiens, 39, of Cheshire, Conn.; Allen James Kendall, 27, of North Vernon, Ind.; Michael Jordan Mostipak, 29 of Lake City, Fla.; and Leo Eugene Schrider, 54, of Riner, Va. were charged with drug possession and distribution. Christopher Thomas Fye, 22, of Midlothian, Va.,, and Travis Lane Garton, 43, of Fayetteville, Ark. were charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct. Larry Arthur Norton, 26, of Peru, N.Y., was charged with trespassing.

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