Traffic Stop Leads to Heroin and Cocaine Seizure

  • Traffic Stop Leads to Heroin and Cocaine Seizure

    Traffic Stop Leads to Heroin and Cocaine Seizure

    On Friday June 3, 2016 at 12:49am PFC Castelgrande of the Martinsburg Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a blue Nissan Altima in the 100 block of Tavern Road for speeding. He made contact with the driver, Quamir Finch, and the back seat passenger, Corey Tisdell, both of Philadelphia, PA. Castelgrande observed the driver to have slowed speech and reaction times and requested other units.

    PFC Phelps and PFC Fritz arrived on scene. While Castelgrande was completing his stop, PFC Phelps utilized his K9 Argos to conduct a sniff of the vehicle. After completing the sniff, Phelps advised Fritz that Argos had alerted to the odor of drugs coming from the vehicle.

    The occupants were ordered out and search was conducted. Fritz located $1,835.00 US Currency in the back passenger compartment arm rest underneath a loose cup holder. While searching Mr. Finch, Fritz advised Finch kept pulling away from him and clenching his buttocks. Mr. Finch was placed under arrest for Obstructing and transported to station. Once on station Fritz and Phelps conducted another search of Finch who was found to have 6 grams of crack cocaine packaged in 12 baggies, and 15.5 grams of heroin packaged in 42 baggies inside a larger bag secreted in a body cavity.

    The passenger, Corey Tisdell, was then arrested and transported to station. After a search he was found to have 8 grams of crack cocaine packaged in 16 baggies in his underwear as well as $442.00 in US Currency in his pants pocket.

    Total Cash Seized: $2,277.00
    Total Drugs Seized: Heroin – 15.5 grams – street value $3,100.00
    Crack Cocaine – 14 grams crack – street value $2,800.00
    Total Value of Cash and Drugs Seized = $8,177.00