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July 25, 2016
 

MDTA POLICE RECOVER DRUGS WHILE SERVING ARREST WARRANT

Driver had fled a traffic stop weeks before

 

BALTIMORE, MD - On Friday, Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police arrested a Baltimore woman who had suspected cocaine, illegal prescription pills, drug paraphernalia and ammunition in her car.
 
An MDTA Police Officer arrested Jennifer Joyce Paine, 30, in Dundalk while serving a warrant. Paine was in a 2013 Nissan Altima, parked near the 7-11 in the 4000 block of North Point Blvd. During a search of the vehicle, officers located the drugs, paraphernalia and ammunition. Paine was taken into custody without incident.
 
The vehicle search yielded opioids including 35 gelatin capsules filled with suspected cocaine and 10 Acetaminophen/Propoxyphene pills, empty gelatin capsules and a digital scale. Officers also recovered 95 rounds of ammunition from the vehicle.
 
MDTA Police applied for and received an arrest warrant for Paine after she fled a traffic stop on northbound I-95 in Baltimore City on July 14.
 
MDTA Police charged Paine with drug possession with intent to distribute, drug possession - not marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drug packaging materials, and possession of ammunition after being prohibited from possessing a firearm.
 
After processing, MDTA Police officers transported Paine to Towson for an appearance before a District Court Commissioner. She was held on $100,000 bail.
 
The Maryland Transportation Authority Police, a nationally accredited force, is the seventh-largest law-enforcement agency in the state, with more than 600 sworn and civilian law-enforcement professionals. MDTA Police officers provide law enforcement at the MDTA's highways, bridges and tunnels; at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport; and at the Port of Baltimore.

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