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2 accused of dealing drugs from motel

A man and a woman were arrested Tuesday afternoon on drug charges as they drove away from a North County motel. LTC County police said they found more than $1,700 worth of cocaine in the couple's motel room.

Lori Diane Brown, 32, of the 600 block of New Jersey Ave., Glen Burnie, and Bryan Leonard Stevens, 37, of the 1600 block of Plum St., Brooklyn Park, were charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Authorities said they had been investigating the couple, whom they suspected were using the motel to distribute cocaine. Police said a search of the motel room turned up 18 rocks of crack cocaine, a quantity of pure powder cocaine, a scale, other types of drug paraphernalia, $700 and the couple's car, a Chevrolet Camaro.

Women over 45 sought for softball league

A retired school secretary from Brooklyn Park is trying to form Maryland's first softball league for women over 45. Janet Hull, a member of a senior women's team that won the gold medal in the 1991 U.S. National Senior Sports Classic, is seeking women to play in a league in the Baltimore region.

Since there is no organized league for senior women in the state, Ms. Hull drives twice a week to Vienna, Va., to play softball on the Golden Girls, a senior league with five teams that has grown from 15 to 100 members in five years.

Ms. Hull said she hopes the Maryland team could eventually enter tournaments.

Anyone interested in playing should call Ms. Hull at 789-8556.



* Linthicum: Someone stole the ice machine, valued at $1,000, from a snowball stand on the parking lot of Whitey's Supermarket in the 800 block of Hammonds Ferry Road Sunday night. Police said it was one of a series of thefts of snowball machines.

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