Potomac Man Arrested for Possession of Heroin
A 25-year-old Potomac resident and a 25-year-old North Potomac resident are being charged with possession of heroin after getting pulled over for speeding in Silver Spring.
A Potomac man and North Potomac woman were arrested Tuesday for possession of heroin after a traffic stop in Downtown Silver Spring, Montgomery County Police reported Thursday evening.
The Montgomery County Police Community Action Team pulled over Faisal Abdullah, a 25-year-old from the 12700 block of Greenbrier Road in Potomac, Rebecca Amick, a 25-year-old from the 14400 block of Lake Winds Way in North Potomac, and a male driver for driving over the speed limit Tuesday at 7:45 p.m.
They were near the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Thayer Avenue in Silver Spring when they were pulled over and searched, according to a news release. Police reported that Abdullah and Amick — a special education teacher with Montgomery County Public Schools — acted nervous but consented to a search of the vehicle.
Police said that Abdullah was found in possession of drug paraphernalia and four bags partially full of heroin and that Amick had nine full bags of heroin. The full bags contained one-tenth of a gram of heroin — an amount police estimated at about $10 a bag.
Abdullah is being charged with possession of heroin and was released from the Montgomery County Detention Center on an unsecured $15,000 bond, according to police. At the time of Abdullah's arrest, he was also wanted for two counts of prescription fraud in an unrelated crime.
Amick is being charged with possession of heroin and was released on personal recognizance, meaning she will appear in court to answer for her criminal charges.
The male driver was charged with speeding for driving 40 mph in a 30 mph zone.