Three charged with drug possession after traffic stop

June 16, 1995

County police arrested two women and a Baltimore girl yesterday morning on drug charges after stopping a car that had been reported stolen, officials said.

Officer Dennis Freeburger was on routine patrol at 12:45 a.m. when he saw a 1994 Dodge Shadow heading south on Belle Grove Road at 15 to 20 mph, impeding traffic. Officer Freeburger checked the car's tag number and learned it had been reported stolen in Baltimore Wednesday, police said.

Officer Freeburger stopped the Dodge at Belle Grove Road and Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard and searched the driver and a female passenger. He found a vial and 14 small bags of suspected crack co- caine on the driver and a bag of suspected cocaine on the passenger, police said.

Another passenger, a 17-year-old girl, was searched at the Northern District station. A female officer found 11 bags used to package cocaine inside a larger bag, police said.

The women said they had borrowed the car from a man who had stolen it from his girlfriend's father and gave the man some crack cocaine in exchange, police said.

Patricia Iletha Johnson, 24, of the 3200 block of Broadway in Columbia, Stephanie Anne Foster, 21, of the 1700 block of Circle Road in Severn and the 17-year-old were charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The girl, who lives in Baltimore, was released to her parents.

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