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Deputies seize drugs and cash in DWI arrest

December 5th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

On  Wednesday,  Patrol Deputies with the Allegany County Sheriff's Office  observed a motor vehicle operating in an unsafe manner on Interstate 68, Cumberland, MD. Deputies conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and were able to observe the operator ( Joan Lee Samuels, 57 of Johnstown, PA) to be showing signs of impairment. Deputies administered standardized field sobriety testing and subsequently placed Samuels under arrest.   A search of the vehicle yielded approximately $3,000 worth of suspected Heroin . Samuels was transported to the District Court Commissioners Office where she was remanded to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $5,000 bond. Deputies were assisted by Officers of the Cumberland Police Department.

 

Samuels was later released after posting bond. 

 

Charges; 

 

Driving While Impaired

Driving While Impaired by Drugs and/or Alcohol

Possession of a Controlled Substance Not Marijuana

Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance

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