Woman has boyfriend arrested on drug charges

September 15, 1994

A Glen Burnie woman told a Northern District officer that she deliberately ran a red light Tuesday morning so that he could pull her over and arrest her boyfriend for having crack cocaine, county police said.

Sherry Christine Schuler of the 400 block of Silverleaf Court was driving her Chevrolet Camaro north on Ritchie Highway shortly before 3 a.m. She passed Officer Richard Schinzel, who was on routine patrol. Officer Schinzel stopped her after she went through the red light and turned left on to Furnace Branch Road, police said.

Ms. Schuler told Officer Schinzel that she wanted her boyfriend out of her car and that he had cocaine in his right shirt pocket. Officer Schinzel found a smoking pipe and a bag with residue that field tested positive for cocaine in the arm rest between the driver's and passenger's seats. The man allegedly admitted the bag and pipe were his and told the officer he had thrown some crack cocaine out of the window, police said.

Joseph Michael Smith, 30, also of the 400 block of Silverleaf Court, was charged with possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

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