Pair arrested after highway chase They allegedly sold PCP to investigator


A 29-year-old Union Bridge man is being held for extradition to Carroll County from Adams County, Pa., where he was arrested after he eluded police in a chase on routes 140 and 97, state police said yesterday.

Martin Scott Bloom, of the 900 block of McKinstrys Mill Road, was arrested Wednesday in the 1900 block of White Hall Road in Littlesburg, Pa., and is being held in the Adams County jail on $100,000 bond, police said.

The chase ensued after he allegedly sold a half-ounce of PCP to an undercover investigator for the Carroll County Narcotics Task Force, authorities said.

State police said a task force investigator met Mr. Bloom and Richard Martin Blizzard, 32, of Taneytown, on the parking lot of the Comfort Inn on Route 140 about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The two allegedly sold phencyclidine to the undercover officer.

As other task force officers began to encircle Mr. Bloom's 1977 Ford pickup truck to make the arrest, the two men fled, sped west on Route 140 and escaped, police said.

A short time later, Tfc. Carol Dorn of the Westminster barracks saw the truck heading north on Route 97 near the Pennsylvania line. As the trooper began to pursue the pickup, it turned off the highway and turned onto Mathias Road near the Maryland-Pennsylvania line.

During the chase, Mr. Blizzard left the pickup , and the trooper found him lying in the road.

He was admitted to Carroll County General Hospital in stable condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Both suspects have been charged in warrants issued in Carroll County with two counts of PCP distribution, two counts of possession with intent to distribute drugs and two counts of possession of PCP, along with multiple counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and conspiracy, police said.

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