January 7, 2009

Police: Man dropped crack in store

Police in Maryland said they have arrested a man who allegedly dropped a bag of crack cocaine at the cash register of a grocery store.

Investigators said employees of Bloom grocery in Frederick called police Tuesday after finding a bag on the floor that contained smaller packages of crack cocaine, the Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday.

Officer John Hoxie identified a suspect from surveillance video and credit card information, police said. Hoxie arrested the suspect, William Firey, 47, without incident and he was charged with drug possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of the drug and drug paraphernalia.

Firey was released from jail after posting $7,500 bond.