2 men arrested on drug charges near...


2 men arrested on drug charges near middle school

City police arrested two Annapolis men early yesterday morning on charges of selling suspected crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of Annapolis Middle School, a designated drug-free zone.

Winfield Jones, 25, of 1413 Tyler Ave. and Michael Boston, 30, of 7436 Edgewater Road were charged with possession and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

The also were charged with distribution of the drug within a drug-free school zone, police said.

The arrests came about 1 a.m. after an officer saw a rock of crack cocaine in a small, pink-tinted plastic bag lying on the front passenger seat of a car parked in the 1300 block of Tyler Ave., according to a police report.

After searching the car and suspects, police said they discovered nine rocks weighing 10 grams, $356, a portable phone and a pager.

Both men are being held at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center.

Mr. Jones is being held on $50,000 bond and Mr. Boston is being held on $20,000 bond.

Man with shotgun robs service station

A man armed with a shotgun robbed a service station Saturday night in the 1200 block of West St., city police said.

The cashier at Walps Service Station told police that he was mopping floors about 8:30 p.m. when a man walked into the reception area, pulled a shotgun from under his coat and demanded money.

The suspect left abruptly, apparently after noticing the surveillance cameras, with about $200 cash. The cashier waited until the man had walked out of sight down Locust Avenue and called police.

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