A Frederick woman faces criminal and traffic charges this week after city police pulled her over in a stolen vehicle with several capsules of heroin, according to a department press release.

Police pulled over Jessica Dawn Humphrey at 9:55 p.m. Monday at Jefferson and South streets when Officer Derek Inman recognized the car she was driving, a 2018 Toyota, had been reported missing to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office earlier that day, according to court records and the press release. Humphrey admitted that she had taken the vehicle, and a further search revealed 12 capsules of suspected heroin as well as drug paraphernalia, the release states.

Police charged Humphrey, 29, of the 5000 block of Merganser Court in Frederick, with unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, unlawful removal of a motor vehicle, theft from $1,500 to $25,000, possession of heroin and two counts related to possession of drug paraphernalia, court records state.

Humphrey was also charged with three traffic offenses, including driving while on a suspended license. She was released Tuesday on $10,000 unsecured personal bail, according to court records.

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Jeremy Arias is the Frederick city and government reporter for The Frederick News-Post.

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No suprises here. The folks are driving the drug surge that's destroying our community. If we don't take decisive action to take them off the streets we will never solve our opioid epidemic. Good riddance.


I know this young lady and it hurts my heart to read this. I hope she gets the help she needs soon before there is no longer a need to help her.

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