Laurel men arrested on drug, alcohol charges


Officers arrested two Laurel men in a van on drug and alcohol charges Wednesday after they found marijuana and cocaine in the vehicle, Anne Arundel County police said.

Officer Thomas Middleton stopped the van in a parking lot in the 7900 block of Telegraph Road because the tag light on the van

was out of order and the vehicle matched the description of one used by a wanted drug dealer, police said.

When the officer approached the van, he saw that the driver and the passenger both had open cans of beer and were trying to hide something, police said.

The officer also saw a marijuana screen with burnt residue and the remains of a marijuana cigarette, police said.

Police searched the van and found an undisclosed amount of what later tested positive for marijuana and cocaine, and a metal smoking device, police said.

Mark Patrick Hayward, 31, and Kenneth Eugene White, 32, both of the 9300 block of Gorman Road in Laurel, were charged with possession of marijuana and cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of an open alcohol container in a vehicle.

Mr. Hayward was released yesterday on personal recognizance and Mr. White on $500 bond.

Police seized the van and $80.

Robber given money after clerk put in headlock

A man robbed a Laurel Subway restaurant Tuesday of an undisclosed amount of money, county police said.

Store clerk Debora Shlagel told police the man walked into the store in the 3400 block of Fort Meade Raod in Laurel about 9:30 p.m. and went to the men's room.

When he returned, he told the two clerks to give him all the money from the cash register and the back drawer, police said.

One of the clerks complied after he put the other clerk in a headlock, police said.

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