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Adult female arrested in Westminster for possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances with intent to distribute


“Sheriff’s Office arrests adult female for Possession of CDS with Intent to Distribute”

On May 21st, 2024, at approximately 12:43 PM, members of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Pro Active Community Enforcement (PACE) Team were in the area Sullivan Ave and Maryland Route 140, Westminster, Maryland where they conducted a lawful traffic stop on a Chevrolet Malibu. The vehicle was being driven by Cristen Joanne Connors, a 42-year-old female with a Westminster address. Connors did not possess a valid driver’s license.

The Sheriff’s Office canine unit conducted a scan of the vehicle for potential CDS, resulting in a positive alert. During the subsequent search of the vehicle, 18 gel caps weighing 10.8 grams of suspect Fentanyl, 13 baggies weighing 10.2 grams of suspected crack cocaine and 27.5 pink round pills suspected to be Amphetamine was seized and Connors was placed under arrest.

Connors was transported to Central Booking and charged with:

  • 2 charges of CDS Possession with intent to distribute (narcotics)
  • 3 charges of CDS Possession, not cannabis
  • 1 Traffic Citation in reference to the license violation

(All individuals are presumed innocent of the pending charges until proven guilty in a court of law)

As of May 22, 2024 at approximately 11:00 AM, Connors remained in the custody of the Carroll County Detention Center.

Connors, Cristen


Note: In Maryland, illegal drugs are called CDS, short for “Controlled Dangerous Substance.” Except for marijuana possession under 10 grams, all Maryland drug possession offenses are criminal, jailable offenses prohibited under CR 5-601.

Area of incident: Sullivan Ave and Maryland Route 140, Westminster

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