Traffic Stop leads to drug arrests

Brooklyn Park, Maryland (Arundel News Network) – Around 7:00 p.m. on March 5 detectives from the Northern Tactical Patrol Unit (TPU) initiated a traffic stop on Ritchie Highway North in the area of 11th Avenue in Brooklyn Park.

A CDS canine gave a positive alert on the vehicle and a search was conducted on the vehicle. Detectives located the following inside the vehicle:

  • 16 flip top containers of suspected crack cocaine (Approx. street value $604.00)
  • 6 black top vials of suspected heroin (Approx street value $679.00)
  • A cap and ball revolver converted to fire .45 caliber ammunition

Both the driver and passenger were arrested and transported to Norther District for charges. The vehicle was seized.

This investigation/project/initiative was made possible in part due to funds provided by the Maryland State Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention, which funds the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network.

The driver has been identified as twenty-four-year-old Tara Holland of the 5000 block of Raintree Way in Baltimore. She has been charged with Possession/PWID cocaine and heroin, loaded handgun in a vehicle, loaded handgun on person, possession of a handgun by a felon, illegal possession of ammunition, firearm in use of felony, CDS distribution with a firearm and firearm with a drug trafficking crime.

Tara Holland

The passenger was identified as 23-year-old Sitherria Gamble of the 5000 block of Raintree Way in Baltimore. She has been charged with possession/PWID cocaine and heroin, loaded hand gun in a vehicle, loaded hand gun on person, possession of hand gun by a felon, illegal posession of ammuniation, firearm in use of felony, CDS distribution with a fire arm and fire arm with a drug trafficking crime.

Sitherria Gamble

Both suspects are being held without bond per online court records. Gamble is also a wanted fugitive from the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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