Woman, 35, arrested on drug charges She was stopped for Route 140 U-turn

March 15, 1993|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

A 35-year-old Westminster woman was held on $25,000 bail afterpolice reported finding PCP in the car and her purse after they stopped her on suspicion of making an illegal U-turn on Route 140.

Terry Lynn Coroneos of the 2600 block of Albert Rill Road was driving her car west on Route 140 near Finksburg about 9 p.m. Thursday when Tfc. Douglas Reitz saw a car make a U-turn through a crossover marked "For Emergency Vehicles Only," he reported.

The trooper wrote in charging papers filed in Carroll District Court that the woman's car proceeded east, and he pulled her over to ticket her for the alleged traffic violation.

As he spoke to the driver and she replied to his questions, he reported, he could smell what he thought was alcohol and PCP (phencyclidine), a hallucinogenic drug, coming from inside the vehicle.

Trooper Reitz said he performed three sobriety field tests, which the driver failed. The trooper said that after he arrested Ms. Coroneos, police searched her car and found a glass container with green, dried vegetable matter laced with PCP. Later, when she was searched at the Westminster barracks, troopers reported finding a hand-rolled cigarette containing the drug in her purse.

Ms. Coroneos was charged with possession of PCP with intent to distribute, possession of PCP, driving while intoxicated, driving while under the influence of alcohol and driving while under the influence of drugs.

She is being held held on $25,000 bail at the Carroll County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing scheduled for today.

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