Indictments are issued
WESTMINSTER -- A Carroll grand jury indicted a city businesswoman on several counts of drug possession and distribution.
The four-count indictments, handed down June 19, charge Pamela S. Davis and her adult son, David K. Davis, with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, keeping and maintaining a common nuisance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The charges carry a total of up to 12 years in jail and fines of more than $6,000.
The Carroll County Narcotics Task Force raided Pamela Davis' home on May 7 after a task force officer dressed as a United Parcel Service employee delivered a package containing 1.5 ounces of marijuana to her home.
Seized in the raid was more than $40,000 in computer equipment and dozens of disks filled with information Davis uses in operating Terrapin Station, the $380,000-a-year Guatemalan clothing and accessory import business she runs out of her home in Westminster.
The task force returned the computer equipment after a $100,000 suit was filed by Davis and her attorney.
The suit claimed the task force seized the computer equipment and unfairly withheld it from her, hurting her business.
The suit was filed two weeks after the raid.
In addition to the computer equipment, task force members seized a portion of the 1.5 ounces of marijuana delivered by the man pretending to be from UPS.
Recently filed District Court records say that David Davis reportedly ate most of the marijuana delivered in the package, and that, in addition to the computer equipment, task force officers seized an ounce of marijuana from Pamela Davis' night stand.
Also found among Davis' business records were computer disks with articles and information on growing marijuana, court records say.