Glen Burnie Hero Receives Award from State's Attorney Wes Adams

Annapolis, MD - Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams presented Austin Wilson, 17, a recent graduate of Glen Burnie High School, with a citation in recognition of the life-saving action he took in aiding a customer at a 7-11 in Glen Burnie, whom he found unconscious on the floor of the bathroom.

While working at a 7-Eleven in Glen Burnie, Austin noticed a customer had spent an excessive amount of time in the bathroom. Austin entered the bathroom and found the customer incapacitated on the floor. Austin recognized the signs of an overdose and quickly called 911 for emergency medical attention. He remained with the overdose victim until help arrived.

Austin is a graduate of a prevention and education course provided by the Anne Arundel Medical Center Pathways program. Using the knowledge he learned from the prevention and education course, Austin realized the man was overdosing on opioids and quickly called 911. In doing so, Austin saved the unconscious man's life.

Pathway's prevention and education course is a program that citizens can take to learn about the effects of various drugs, good decision making, signs of overdose, the importance of Naloxone use and The Good Samaritan Law. Austin's instructor, Keshia C. Brooks, described him as "an active participant and an interested student."

"It is important that we take a moment to recognize the good being done in our community to combat this drug epidemic, which includes programs like Pathways," said State's Attorney Wes Adams. "This young man held himself accountable for the life of another, and for that I cannot applaud him enough."

AAMC Pathways offers prevention education as part of its commitment to community outreach. For more information about AAMC Pathways and its programs, call 410-573-5400.

Experts from AAMC Pathways are available for media interview to discuss signs and symptoms of overdose in order to take immediate action as a bystander. To arrange an interview, contact Arminta Plater, AAMC media strategist, at 443-481-4712.

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Pasadena Drug Dealer Sentenced to 15 Years in Jail

Annapolis, MD -- Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams announced today that William Lindsay Jr, 32, of Pasadena, was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Michele D. Jaklitsch to 55 years in prison suspend all but 15 years without parole for Control Dangerous Substance Large Amount: Heroin, Possession with Intent to Distribute: Heroin, Possession of Regulated Firearm After Crime of Violence Conviction, and Firearm - Drug Trafficking.

"This continues our focused effort to put drug dealers in jail," said Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams. "I'm grateful to the police for their diligent work on this case, and to Judge Jaklitsch for taking this dealer out of our community. "

On September 9, 2016, detectives with the Anne Arundel County Police Department along with members of the department's Quick Response Team executed a search and seizure warrant at 8309 Woodland Rd, William Lindsay's address. Upon searching the location, they recovered 236 grams of heroin, other various controlled dangerous substances, drug paraphernalia, and weapons (including a Glock 21 handgun).

On September 28, 2016, detectives with the Anne Arundel County Police Department executed another search and seizure warrant at William Lindsay's address. This time they recovered almost 30 grams of additional heroin, other various controlled dangerous substances, drug paraphernalia, weapons and cash totaling $18,550.00.

William Lindsay plead guilty on April 6, 2017 before Judge Michele D. Jaklitsch.

Judge Michele D. Jaklitsch presided over the case. Assistant State's Attorneys Joanna Petros and Terri Morse prosecuted the case on behalf of the citizens of Anne Arundel County.

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Media Advisory: Circuit Court Drug Court to Graduate 6 More Participants for 2017

Annapolis, MD - Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams announced today that the Circuit Court Drug Treatment Court will graduate 6 more participants for 2017 on Wednesday, May 31st, at 2:00 pm in Annapolis Circuit Courtroom 4C. Anne Arundel County Police Chief Timothy Altomare will serve as the keynote speaker.

"The Drug Court program allows those suffering from addiction the opportunity to get clean and establish themselves as productive members of our community," said Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams. "I commend today's graduates for all of their hard work throughout the course of this program."

Drug Treatment Courts is a specialized docket for non-violent Anne Arundel County residents whose involvement in the criminal justice system is rooted in serious addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Anne Arundel County's Circuit Court Adult Drug Treatment Court program began in 2005, and works to improve our community through enhanced public safety. By providing judicially-supervised treatment to substance abuse offenders, this program reduces the social and economic costs of criminal activity and traditional incarceration.

This initiative is a collaborative effort among the Circuit Court, the State's Attorney's Offices, the Maryland Judiciary Office of Problem Solving Courts, the Bureau of Justice Assistance Grant, the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention, the Administrative Office of the Courts, the Office of the Public Defender, the Division of Parole and Probation, and the Department of Health. Relationships with other community agencies such as the Anne Arundel County Detention Center, and the many local treatment providers are considered vital to the success of the program.

For more information, please visit: http://www.circuitcourt.org/learn-about/drug-treatment-court.

All media are invited to attend. TV cameras are not allowed in the courtroom.

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Glen Burnie Man Sentenced to 95 Years for Fast-Food Robberies

Annapolis, MD -- Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams announced today that Kelvin Johnson, 58, of Glen Burnie, was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge William C. Mulford, II to 95 years in prison with the first 25 years without the possibility of parole for the armed robbery, carjacking, and kidnapping charges for the robbery of two fast-food restaurants.

"Kelvin Johnson is a career criminal who posed an ongoing threat to our community" said Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams. "I'm thankful to Judge Mulford for ensuring that Mr. Johnson is no longer able to terrorize innocent people, and demonstrating that this county will not stand for such blatant lawlessness."

On May 1, 2016 Johnson forced himself through the front door of the Arby's on Ritchie Highway in Pasadena as the manager was leaving for the night. Under threat of violence, Johnson directed the manager to the safe where she handed him approximately $1700. He then forced her to drive him into Freetown where he fled on foot. The manager recognized Johnson as a former employee of the Arby's.

On May 10, 2016 Johnson came in through back door of the Popeye's on Fort Smallwood Rd in Pasadena as employees were closing for the night. He held a large knife to one employee's throat and demanded money from the safe. He also took all three victims' cell phones. After the robbery, Johnson walked the victims through the woods at knife point before making them take off all their clothing. He then fled into the woods.

Police were able to track one victim's stolen cell phone to the area of Johnson's house, as well as to an AutoZone. Employees of the AutoZone identified Johnson as a customer who was there during the time the stolen cell phone tracked to the store.

Kelvin Johnson was found guilty of robbery, carjacking, armed robbery, and kidnapping by an Anne Arundel County Circuit Court jury on March 3, 2017.

Judge William C. Mulford, II presided over the case. Assistant State's Attorney Terri Morse prosecuted the case on behalf of the State.

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