Traffic stop yields $16K in heroin

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WMAR) - Annapolis Police have arrested three people after a traffic stop lead to $16,000 worth of heroin and cash being found.

On Monday, just after 4:30 p.m. officers on patrol in the Harbour House Community saw a green colored Lincoln on Madison Street without a front license plate and pulled it over.

According to police reports, officers approached the car and asked to see the driver's license and registration. The driver, Deon Akeem Matthews, said that he didn't have a license and that he was not the owner of the vehicle, instead he was planning on buying it and was just taking a test drive.

Police confirmed that Matthews license had been revoked, and asked both him and the passenger, Demarrow Antijuan Williams to get out of the car. Matthews was placed uner arrest and a check of Williams showed that he had 3 outstanding warrants, and the car was unregistered.

While the contents of the car were being inventoried, officers found an unlabeled pill bottle in a door pocket. They also found a digital scale and prescriptions for Oxycodone made out to another person.

As officers searched the car, Darla Denise Howard approached them and asked if she could get keys for her rental car from it. After officers were able to confirm that the keys inside the car belonged to a rental car that Howard was driving, they also asked to search that vehicle.

Howard refused and police brought in a K-9 unit to check out the vehicle. In the rental car officers found a hockey puck size brownish substance that tested positive for heroin.

The suspected heroin weighted 83.1 grams with an estimated street value of $16,000 and nearly$2,000.00 in cash was recovered.

As for the written prescription, officers found that it had been stolen from a doctor and  forged.

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