Sting in drug court parking lot leads to arrest of man charged in heroin-distribution case
Reports that some defendants in a Maryland drug court not only had failed to kick the habit but were also taking drugs into the courtroom led to a sting operation last week in the Cecil County Circuit Court parking lot in Elkton.
The sting resulted the arrest on Jan. 15 of James Mundy, who was seen exiting a sports utility vehicle along with a woman walking in what police described as an “unsteady gait,” reports the Cecil Whig. A police dog brought to the scene alerted to the vehicle, indicating that drugs were inside, and a subsequent search revealed 100 baggies of heroin within the SUV, authorities said.
Five more baggies were allegedly found in a search of Mundy, 64. Charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute and other crimes, he has been released on $100,000 bail. The Whig reports that Mundy does not appear to be a drug court defendant himself, according to their search of court records.