Traffic stop near North East yields heroin, one arrest
— A woman is facing drug charges after investigators caught her with three ounces of heroin near North East after stopping the vehicle in which she was a front-seat passenger for a traffic violation, police reported.
Members of the Mary-
NORTH EAST Rising Sun cancels Tuesday town meeting
land State Police Gang Enforcement Unit arrested the suspect, North East-area resident Luisa Morales, 38, about 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday after stopping a Nissan Altima on Route 272, near the Interstate 95 southbound off ramp, police said.
The GEU members stopped the car because they recognized the driver and knew that he did not
— The scheduled Tuesday night meeting of the mayor and commissioners has been canceled possess a driver’s license, police added.
Because they noticed “criminal indicators,” investigators dispatched a K9 Unit officer and his specially trained scent dog, which alerted to the presence of illegal drugs while scanning the outside of the car, according to Cecil County District Court records, which do not detail the criminal
due to a lack of quorum.
Down one commissioner with the resignation of Joseph Shephard, and with another commissioner unable to make the town meeting, the decision was made Friday to cancel indicators observed by the GEU members.
While Morales stood outside the car during the scan, GEU members noticed a “large bulge” in her jeans, prompting a patdown search in which they found more than 400 baggies of heroin wrapped in a gray rag inside her pants pocket, court records show. A female officer had been
the first of two Rising Sun meetings scheduled for October. Meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
A lack of quorum also required the cancellation of the Sept. 27 town dispatched to conduct the pat-down search, police noted.
The heroin weighed 84 grams and had been parceled into 31 “bundles,” with each holding 13 baggies of heroin, police reported.
Morales, who is scheduled for a Nov. 2 preliminary hearing, is free after posting a $15,000 bond on
Shephard had planned to announce his resignation at that second September meeting. His departure was effective Oct. 1. The remaining board had planned to of- Thursday after spending a night in the Cecil County Detention Center, court records show.
She is charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of heroin and possession of a “large amount” of heroin, which applies when the suspect is caught with more than 28 grams of the drug, according to court records.
ficially accept his resignation Tuesday night.
According to the town charter, Mayor Travis Marion will bring the name of a replacement for Shephard to the commissioners for approval.