Police seize crack cocaine and cash, arrest man


County police seized crack cocaine and more than $2,200 Monday from a man they found sleeping in an idling car on the parking lot of a Glen Burnie convenience store.

Walter E. Markwordt, 57, of the 300 block of Folocroft St. was charged with possession and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. He was released Tuesday on his own recognizance.

Police were called to a 7-Eleven store in the 700 block of Greenway Ave. shortly after 10:30 p.m. to check on a man who was sleeping in a 1991 Ford Escort that was idling on the parking lot.

When Officer Dwayne K. Johnson asked the man if he was all right, the man said he was waiting for a friend and had dozed off.

Officer Johnson asked the man's permission to search the car and found two black plastic containers on the floor behind the driver's seat. One contained 11 rocks that later tested positive for crack cocaine. The other contained six rocks of crack packaged in small plastic bags, police said.

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