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Six Westminster residents among 7 arrested on drug possession charges


Westminster police seized marijuana, crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia from two apartments in the first block of W. Main St. and arrested five city residents, three women and two men, on charges of drug possession.

In a second incident Thursday, police arrested two men and charged one with possession and the other with possession and distribution of heroin.

Those arrested are Juanita Barnett Hansen, 49, of West Main Street; Jennifer M. Wheeler, 19, of Bond Street; Michael A. Watson, 41, of South Church Street; Stephanie Lynn Ault, 32, of Old Manchester Road; and Apolo O. Salazar, 19, of Bond Street.

Hansen is being held at the Carroll County Detention Center on $10,000 bail. The others were released on their recognizance.

In the other incident, narcotics division detectives arrested two men suspected of being involved in a drug sale.

Anthony Gerard Hill, 37, of Troutbrook Circle in Reisterstown was charged with possession and distribution of heroin. Dennis Anthony Sawyer, 31, of West Main Street in Westminster was charged with possession of heroin.

Hill is being held at the detention center on $50,000 bail. Sawyer was released on his recognizance.

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