Seven people from neighboring counties were arrested on charges of possession of marijuana Friday prior to a Jimmy Buffet concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion, county police said.

The arrests were made by an undercover officer patrolling the parking lot of the pavilion, police said. County police typically use undercover detectives as a way of discouraging drug use at the summer concerts.

All seven arrested Friday were standing in a circle, allegedly smoking marijuana, police said.

One of those arrested, Jason Alexander Horst, 20, of Potomac, also was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and resisting arrest after more than an ounce of marijuana was allegedly found in individually wrapped packets in his car, police said.

Horst's 1987 four-door Volvo sedan was confiscated, police said.

Also arrested on marijuana possession charges were Adam Colby Crooks, 32, of Cockeysville; Jeffrey Scott Harter, 32, of Gaithersburg; Scott Michael Richardson, 20, of Gaithersburg; and Michael Brooks Gilman, 20, of Rockville.

Also charged were Paul Jason Granet, 20, of Gaithersburg; and Jennifer Lawrence McNamara, 32, of Hunt Valley.


A Glen Burnie man was robbed of $150 and a portable compact disc player Friday after he was assaulted in the parking lot of a McDonald's restaurant by a man armed with a gun, county police said.

The victim reported that he was sitting in his car, which was parked outside the McDonald's restaurant on U.S. 40 in Ellicott City, when an unknown manwalked over and struck him in the head with a pistol, police said.

After grabbing the victim's wallet and his compact disc player, thegunman got into a nearby silver Toyota automobile with another man, police said. The two then drove from the parking lot.

The incidentoccurred about 7:20 a.m. Police said the victim, a construction worker who stopped at the restaurant for breakfast on the way to work, did not require hospitalization.

Police expect to release a composite sketch of the gunman this week.


County police are looking for a 300-pound man who reportedly emerged naked from some bushes in Columbia and said, "Good morning," to afemale jogger.

The woman said she was jogging along Tamar Drive near Lambskin Lane about 5:20 a.m. July 9 when the incident occurred. She told police that she continued running, and the man, whom she described as about 6 feet tall, did not attempt to assault her, police said.

Police said the incident is the second such to occur recently; both apparently involve the same man.


A compilation of someof the crimes reported to Howard County police:


10300block of Little Patuxent Parkway: July 6, a 1991 Chevrolet Geo automobile was reported stolen at 11:30 p.m. from the parking lot of The Mall in Columbia.

6100 block of Turnabout Lane: July 4, a 1988 Honda automobile was stolen sometime before 11:55 p.m. from an apartment complex parking lot.

8700 block of Tamar Drive: July 4, a motorcycle was reported stolen at 2:30 p.m. from a residential parking area.

10300 block of Little Patuxent Parkway: July 2, a Jeep Cherokee was reported stolen at 6:45 p.m. from the parking lot of The Mall in Columbia. The vehicle was later recovered.

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