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Baltimore County man charged with intent to distribute heroin in Westminster

A Baltimore County man was arrested Sunday after he was allegedly found to possess heroin in quantities police believe suggested an intent to distribute.

Justin Lamont Alderman-King, 24, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance — not marijuana and possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute. He was released on $7,000 bail with preliminary hearing deferred, according to electronic court records.

According to the statement of probable cause, an officer of the Westminster Police Department responded in an unmarked vehicle to Bishop Street after police observed a man who matched the description of an individual wanted on a warrant in Baltimore County.

The officer observed Alderman-King and two other individuals walking, and observed him remove a small item from the waistband of his pants. The officer exited the vehicle and asked the group to stop. He and another officer conducting surveillance observed Alderman-King throw an item to the ground.

The officer “physically secured” Alderman-King against his vehicle. After visibly identifying the object as a plastic bag containing suspected CDS, the officer arrested Alderman-King, according to the statement.

On inspection, the bag contained 13 various bags and vials containing suspected heroin, an amount that police found to be “well in excess of personal use,” according to the statement.

No contact information was listed for Alderman-King and no court scheduling information was available as of 6 p.m. Monday.

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