Elkton woman facing drug charges after warrant arrest
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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