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Hampstead man accused of drug possession


The Carroll County sheriff's office charged a 33-year-old Hampstead man with possession of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia Saturday.

The sheriff's strike force, acting on an anonymous tip, followed a man to Park Heights Avenue in Baltimore, where deputies observed an apparent drug purchase.

Deputies followed the man back to Carroll County and stopped him at Route 26 and Oakland Mill Road in Eldersburg. A police dog unit detected a controlled substance in the vehicle and on the driver.

William A. Chenowith III was also charged with possession with intent to distribute an eighth of an ounce of crack cocaine and common nuisance. He was released on $2,500 unsecured bond. Deputies seized the drug, $876 and a 1988 Nissan Pathfinder.

Eldersburg restaurant is given liquor license

Carroll County's Board of License Commissioners has approved a Class B Beer, Wine and Liquor license for a Thai restaurant in Eldersburg.

Board members determined that Michael E. Stange, Pachia N. Stange and Brian D. Rudo were fit to have a liquor license. The Stanges and Mr. Rudo own Thai Classic Restaurant, 1720 Liberty Road in Eldersburg.

Liberty High band wins at Pa. tournament

The Liberty High School Lions' Pride marching band was first in the Lebanon High School, Pa., Tournament of Bands competition Saturday.

The Lions' Pride's score of 93.1 also included the best percussion, best music and best marching awards in Group 3 for bands of 56 to 75 musicians. The band also earned best overall percussion among bands of all sizes.

Liberty's next competition will be Saturday at the Chapter Championships in Hedgesville, W.Va.


Eldersburg: Sykesville, Gamber, Winfield and Liberty Road of Baltimore County responded to a building fire in the 1400 block of Liberty Road at 9:17 p.m. Friday. Units were out for 40 minutes.

Eldersburg: Sykesville, Gamber and Winfield responded to a barn fire on White Road Road at 5:27 p.m. Friday. Units were out for an hour.

Gamber: Gamber responded for a fire alarm in the 1400 block of Knox Court at 5:22 p.m. Friday. Units were out for 6 minutes.

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