Elkton woman fac­ing drug charges af­ter war­rant ar­rest

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL - By CARL HAMIL­TON ca­hamil­ton@ce­cil­whig.com Ch­ester­town Ex­cludes Maui Jim. Value Lines and Elkton can­not be com­bined with in­sur­ances.

ELKTON — An of­fi­cer con­fronted a woman wanted on an out­stand­ing war­rant in down­town Elkton on Mon­day, and he wound up fil­ing drug charges against her af­ter con­fis­cat­ing heroin, metham­phetamine and other ev­i­dence, po­lice re­ported.

Ofc. Gre­gory Brown of the Elkton Po­lice Depart­ment spot­ted the sus­pect, Misty Dawn Sanders, 30, of Elkton, walk­ing across the 300 block of North Street near the 7-Eleven about 1:30 p.m., po­lice said. Aware that Sanders was wanted on an out­stand­ing bench war­rant, Brown pulled his pa­trol car into the con­ve­nience store park­ing to ar­rest her, po­lice added.

“Sanders, see­ing Ofc. Brown, ran be­hind a parked car and knelt down,” re­ported Capt. Joseph Zurolo, an EPD spokesman.

The of­fi­cer walked over to Brown and took her into cus­tody, Zurlo said, adding, “In the im­me­di­ate area where Sanders was kneel­ing, Ofc. Brown dis­cov­ered 18 bag­gies of heroin and two ‘rocks’ of sus­pected metham­phetamine.”

While search­ing Sanders shortly af­ter ar­rest­ing her, the of­fi­cer also found and seized a small bag­gie con­tain­ing “crack” co­caine, $137 and a needle cap, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

“All th­ese items are in­dica­tive of drug dis­tri­bu­tion ac­tiv­ity,” Zurolo noted.

Sanders, who lives in the 400 block of North Street, is fac­ing five charges, in­clud­ing pos­ses­sion of heroin with in­tent to dis­trib­ute, pos­ses­sion of metham­phetamine and pos­ses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia, ac­cord­ing to Ce­cil County Dis­trict Court records, which also in­di­cate that Sanders is sched­uled for an April 2 pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing.

As of late Tuesday morn­ing, Sanders re­mained in the Ce­cil County De­ten­tion Cen­ter with­out bond, court records show.

The out­stand­ing bench war­rant, which had prompted Gre­gory to ap­proach Sanders on Mon­day, re­lated to Sanders al­legedly fail­ing to ap­pear for court in a crim­i­nal case in which she faces drug and pros­ti­tu­tion charges, ac­cord­ing to Zurolo.

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