Traffic stop leads to heroin bust

Source: Howard County Police Department

HOWARD CO., MD — A Baltimore man has been charged with multiple drug-related offenses after a traffic stop in Ellicott City over the weekend.

On January 27, police said they pulled over, 34-year-old Antonio Leroy Smith because his car did not have a front registration plate and police also noted that his car’s rear tag lights were out.

During the traffic stop, officers found out that Smith was wanted on at least five arrest warrants for drug charges. Following that discovery, officers found “large quantities” of heroin, they said the estimated street value is about $15,00 or more. Officers also found cocaine and marijuana, as well as paraphernalia inside the car.

Smith was immediately arrested. He’s been charged with multiple counts of drug possession, paraphernalia possession and possession with the intent to distribute. Smith is out on a $100,000 bail.

Three adult females who were also in the vehicle during the traffic stop and they were not charged.