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Woman, 79, charged with dealing crack

Hagerstown police have filed drug-dealing charges against a 79-year-old woman, saying she sold crack cocaine from her apartment.

Thelma Walters of the 300 block of North Jonathan Street is charged with distribution of crack cocaine and six other possession and distribution charges.

The charges followed several weeks of surveillance at the address and a drug purchase by an undercover informant.


Man, children missing after threats made

Police in Montgomery County are looking for a Germantown man and his two young children.

Police said Navid Eghterafi has not been seen since Saturday in Olney. Police said family members have said Mr. Eghterafi has threatened to kill his 10-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son before taking his own life.

Mr. Eghterafi is divorced, but he has joint custody of the children.

He told family members Saturday that he was going to Ocean City. Police are also looking for Mr. Eghterafi’s silver 1998 Honda CRV with Maryland tags.


Five found dead on cabin cruiser

Three persons were found dead yesterdayon a cabin cruiser, apparently killed by carbon-monoxide poisoning, Baltimore County officials said.

Baltimore County police last night identified the victims as Laura Jean Gladden, 34, of Middle River; John Elijah Marsh,39, of Dundalk, and Patty Mae Vento, 42, of Plantation, Fla.

About 1 p.m., authorities responded to reports of unconscious people and found two women and one man dead inside the 30-foot cabin cruiser at the Parkside Marina in Bowleys Quarters.

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