Police raid home, arrest man, seize suspected drugs


Police raided a house in North Baltimore last night and seized $37,000, suspected narcotics and stolen property and an assault rifle, a police spokesman said.

Sgt. Scott Rowe said charges were pending against a 63-year-old resident of the house in the 3500 block of Elm Ave. in Hampden.

Lt. John D. Smith of the Northern District said members of the district's major-crimes unit and burglary squad detectives from headquarters entered the house about 8: 40 p.m. and seized a laundry basket containing suspected Dilaudid capsules, an AK-47 assault rifle and suspected stolen electronics and appliances.

Smith said the man was to be charged with possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to distribute and possession of stolen goods. He was being held at the Central Booking and Intake Center, Smith said, pending a bail hearing today before a District Court commissioner.

Smith said the raid resulted from neighbors' complaints about suspected criminal activity at the house over the past few months.

Pub Date: 10/15/98

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