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Greene Street Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Bust

May 14th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

On Thursday at 1:21pm, Officers with the Cumberland Police Department were conducting an initiative under the MCIN Grant with assistance from the Allegany County Sheriff's Office.

While on patrol officers observed a vehicle with a equipment violation.  A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle in the 600blk of Greene St where contact was made with the occupants. A Cumberland Police K-9 was requested to the scene which performed a free air sniff of the vehicle resulting in a positive alert. As a result of the probable cause search officers located a quantity of suspected heroin.

Officers placed 64 year old William Charles Johnston of Cumberland under arrest charging him with possession with intent to distribute not marijuana, and CDS maintaining a common nuisance. Additional investigation is continuing and further charges are expected. 

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