Suspected Heroin-Fentanyl, Crack-Cocaine Seized on Rt 295; Three Anne Arundel County Residents Among Those Arrested

A recent traffic and criminal enforcement initiative by the Maryland State Police on Rt. 295 in Anne Arundel County resulted in multiple arrests of individuals related to open warrants as well as possession of suspected heroin-fentanyl and suspected crack-cocaine.  

Officials say the initiative occurred during the last three days of December and the first two days of January.  A team of troopers from the Glen Burnie Barrack focused their enforcement on southbound Rt. 295 from Baltimore to BWI.   

During the enforcement, troopers arrested seven individuals for possession of drugs other than marijuana.  They recovered more than 180 capsules of suspected heroin/fentanyl and more than one dozen vials of suspected cocaine/crack.  Multiple items of drug paraphernalia and small amounts of marijuana were also recovered.  

In addition, troopers found two of the individuals they encountered were wanted on a total of seven warrants for outstanding criminal and probation violations.  

The individuals arrested include three people from Anne Arundel County:

  Shane Hyde, 27, Lothian, Md., CDS not marijuana;
  Melissa Gustafson, 28, Glen Burnie, Md., CDS not marijuana; 
  Ryan Bain, 20, Millersville, Md., CDS not marijuana;

  Jennifer Dehorty, 36, Greensboro, Md., CDS not marijuana and two open warrants;
  Tiffany Cole, 28, Chester, Md., CDS not marijuana and five open warrants 
  Donald Ricker Jr., 27, Greensboro, Md., CDS not marijuana;
  Rhonda Anderson, 54, Chestertown, Md., CDS not marijuana;

Additionally, traffic violations observed by troopers on this stretch of highway resulted in 68 citations and 52 warnings being issued.  Future focused enforcement efforts in this area are expected.