QA Woman Charged with Sending Heroin to Detention Center Inmate

After a two month investigation, the Queen Anne’s County Drug Task Force served a search seizure warrant on April 1 and made one arrest at 314 Merganser Court in Chester. The investigation began when the Queen Anne’s County Drug Task Force was contacted by the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center regarding a letter that came into the facility addressed to an inmate that had heroin concealed behind the postage stamp attached to the envelope. An investigator from the Drug Task Force responded to the detention center and took custody of the letter and heroin.

During the course of the investigation, the individual responsible for mailing the letter with the suspected heroin was identified as Krista Corrinne Timms, age twenty-one. During the course of the investigation, six additional letters were delivered to the facility addressed to the same inmate, all of which had heroin secreted behind the postage stamps. Ms. Timms is believed to be the girlfriend of the male inmate who has been incarcerated at the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center since June of 2009. Timms lives at 314 Merganser Court.

The Queen Anne’s County Drug Task Force was assisted by uniform personnel from Maryland State Police Centreville during the execution of the search warrant. Prior to the service of the search warrant, surveillance was initiated on the Timms residence. She was taken into custody without incident at a traffic stop. The team then entered the unlocked residence and made entry without incident. After the suspect’s arrest, she confessed to sending the letters with the heroin.

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