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Brooklyn drug bust nets stash of heroin & fentanyl

Traffic violations lead to early-morning stop
Posted at 4:40 PM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 18:13:57-05

BROOKLYN, Md. — Poor driving habits led police to stop a Honda Accord here near Belle Grove Road and 10th Avenue in Brooklyn at 2:40 in the morning, but it was the driver's behavior during the stop that drew the officer's suspicions.

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"Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer noticed that the driver was behaving unusually nervous just for a traffic stop, as well as the passenger, asked for additional officers to come on scene,” said Marc Limansky with the Anne Arundel County Police Department. “While the officer was waiting, he observed inside the vehicle in plain view, evidence of a controlled and dangerous substance and what appeared to the officer to be marijuana in a bag and also a glass smoking pipe."

But the drugs in 30-year-old Amanda Nichole Bishop's possession paled in comparison to those found on her passenger, 35-year-old Haywood Smith III.

Smith had an outstanding arrest warrant, and on his person, police claim they discovered 73 capsules of heroin and fentanyl, 11 individual containers of crack cocaine, a single large bag of crack and various prescription pain pills along with almost $800 in cash.

While it may hardly put a dent in the opioid crisis on the streets, police say every bust helps.

"No arrest is too small, because we're getting these pills off the street,” said Limansky. “They contain heroin and fentanyl, which is deadly and so we're potentially saving numerous lives as a result, and also this information can lead a supplier, someone we will find out where these drugs came from, further other investigations and they may be tied to other activity as well."