Linthicum building to add 6 antennas


Anne Arundel County Administrative Hearing Officer Robert C. Wilcox has approved a zoning exception that allows American PCS Limited Partnership to add six communications antennas on a building in an industrial park in Linthicum Heights.

The antennas, part of a transmission network for cellular phones and other wireless communications, will be placed on the roof of a 111-foot-tall building owned MM&P; Mates Program at Aero Drive and Maritime Boulevard.

There was no opposition at the zoning hearing, and Mr. Wilcox approved the request last week.

Antennas are permitted by special exception in industrial zones. They are considered public utilities.

2 stopped on Beltway held on drug charges

A Linthicum woman and an Aberdeen man were arrested on drug charges Thursday evening after a state trooper stopped the Toyota truck stopped they were driving on the Baltimore Beltway, police said.

Trooper George Wooden was on routine patrol about 6:45 p.m. when he saw the truck traveling west on I-695 at a high rate of speed, police said. Trooper Wooden noticed the driver and a man passing a hand-rolled cigarette to each other. He stopped them on the Curtis Bay Bridge.

Trooper Wooden smelled what he thought was PCP when he talked to the woman, according to police. Trooper Anthony Parker arrived a short time later and detected the same odor.

The troopers searched the truck, found 12.3 grams of suspected PCP under a seat cover and arrested the couple, state police said.

Kimberly Ann McBride, 27, of the 400 block of Hillview Drive in Linthicum and Edward L. Ruiz-Santiago, 34, of the 100 block of Fern Road in Aberdeen were charged with possession of PCP.

District Court official to speak at meeting

Area residents are invited to attend a meeting of the Northern District Police Community Relations Council at 7:30 p.m tomorrow at the Northern District Police Station on Hammonds Lane.

An official from the Anne Arundel County District Court will speak on the role of the District Court in the criminal justice system.

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