At the 1999 jury trial, Kadish objected several times to comments made while the prosecutor was addressing the jurors.
Beachley recalled that he interrupted three times to tell the jury that Assistant Washington County State's Attorney Joe Michael was out of line.
"The Maryland Court of Special Appeals found that Michael's comments to the jury weren't tied to the evidence and he was playing to local prejudices," Beachley said Monday.
In an earlier motion for a new trial made by Kadish to Beachley, the judge denied the relief.
"My stern warnings were sufficient remedial measures," Beachley ruled in court papers in April 2000.
Kadish got a more sympathetic ruling from the state's second highest court earlier this year.
"I tried to reserve a fair trial for the defendant, but the higher court said the comments were so prejudicial," Beachley said. "Still Mr. Glenn's behavior is not condoned."
Evidence that was presented to the jury about the events of Oct. 13, 1998, revealed that a confidential informant made a controlled buy of $50 worth of crack cocaine from Glenn at a Burhans Boulevard gas station.
He was arrested and charged with distribution and possession of cocaine.
"Mr. Glenn tells me he has a full-time job lined up at Phoenix Color if he is released," Kadish said.
Glenn has been held at Roxbury Correctional Institution south of Hagerstown since December 1999.
"I've always been a hard-working guy and I know I've made some mistakes," Glenn said Monday.
In court Monday, Michael described Glenn's prior criminal record as significant, citing drug and firearms violations.