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Monday, August 15, 2011

Baltimore County Police Complete 15 month investigation with show of force at Black Hole Rock Club in Dundalk, Maryland

Police Arrest Seven After Search Warrant at Precinct 12/North Point Club 
Baltimore County, Md. (August 15, 2011)

Baltimore County Police have arrested seven individuals after an extensive narcotics investigation into the Black Hole Rock Club, in the 200-block of German Hill Road, 21222.

On August 11 at 10:30 p.m., over 100 Baltimore County police officers responded to the Black Hole Rock Club to serve a search warrant related to a nearly 15 month investigation into narcotics distribution at the club. Police received complaints that drugs were used openly throughout the club and undercover officers purchased narcotics inside the club at several times during the investigation. Marijuana, methamphetamine, ecstasy, ketamine, and Psilocybin mushrooms were recovered inside the club during the search warrant.

Chief Johnson Seeking Immediate Actions
Baltimore County Police Chief Jim Johnson and Michael Mohler, Chief Administrator of the Baltimore County Board of Liquor License Commissioners, are working closely to determine what immediate actions can be taken against the club. Chief Johnson has referred the case to the Liquor Board for action, and he is researching whether the business can be closed permanently under the Baltimore County “Padlock Law.” Chief Johnson and Mr. Mohler remain committed to ensuring community complaints about disorderly and illegal actions at liquor establishments are promptly addressed and corrected.

The manager of the Black Hole Rock Club, Christopher Trikeriotis, 47, of the 14900-block of Dunstan Lane, 21111, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute controlled dangerous substances (CDS) and other related narcotics charges. Detectives also served a search warrant on his home, and recovered 175 marijuana plants growing in the basement. Christopher Trikeriotis was released on $100,000 bail. Additional charges are pending for the marijuana plants found in his home.

Jean Paul Steinberg, 36, of the 2100-block of West County Line in Jackson, New Jersey, was arrested and charged with distribution of CDS and other related narcotics offenses. On the night of the warrant, undercover detectives purchased Psilocybin mushrooms from him, and he possessed what detectives believe to be ecstasy, marijuana, and methamphetamines. Mr. Steinberg is currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center without bail.

Zane Aiden Langworthy, 21, of the 200-block of Sheridan Avenue in Fort Myer, Virginia, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute narcotics and possession of a CDS. He was released on $20,000 bail.

Four club patrons arrested and charged with possession of CDS and paraphernalia are:

Elizabeth Kim Lee Walger, 25, of the 1100-block of Sleepy Dell Court, 21286
Kathryn Diane Sasko, 20, of the 9100-block of Winding Way, 21043
Evan Thomas Tritt, 22, of the 200-block of Sheridan Avenue in Fort Myer, Virginia
Devin Anthony Boyle, 23, of the 9200-block of Canterbury Riding, 20723

Police found suspected CDS on six additional patrons, and charges will be placed after the results of chemical analysis are received.

The liquor license for the Black Hole Rock Club is held by Joyce Trikeriotis, Christopher Trikeriotis’ wife.

A representative from the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office accompanied police during the search warrant. Inspectors from the Baltimore County Office of Code Enforcement and the Baltimore County Fire Department Fire Marshal’s Office also responded to the club on the night of the warrant. The business was declared condemned after an assessment.