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Finksburg mother and son facing drug charges

Finksburg mother and son facing drug charges
Traci Harbeson (left) and Zachary Harbeson (right). (Courtesy Photo)

A Finksburg mother and son were charged Saturday after they allegedly possessed and distributed drugs.

Traci Lynn Harbeson, 51, of the 1900 block of Sufolk Road, was charged with multiple counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, not marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and one count of community nuisance and distribution of a controlled dangerous substance.

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Zachary William Lee Harbeson, 16, of the 1900 block of Sufolk Road, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, not marijuana, possession of a firearm as a minor, illegal possession of ammunition, illegal possession of a regulated firearm, distribution of a narcotic and drug trafficking with a firearm.

According to the statement of probable cause, a plastic bag of 59.9 grams of marijuana with packaging, a revolver handgun loaded with .22-caliber ammunition, one box of ammunition and three knives were found in a black backpack in the basement of the Harbeson’s home during the execution of a search and seizure warrant. In a chair in the basement near Zachary Harbeson, a plastic baggie containing six Xanax bars was found.

According to the statement, Zachary Harbeson admitted to owning the backpack and following a search, $1,231 was found on his person.

A total of six straws with white powdered residue suspected to be heroin, two glass smoking devices with crack cocaine, three capsules containing suspected heroin, Xanax, three Suboxone tablets, one Brillo pad (known to be used as with crack cocaine inside a glass smoking device), a bag of marijuana, under 10 grams, Alprazolam and Diazepam were found in Traci Harbeson’s bedroom, according to the statement. Traci admitted the bedroom was hers.

Traci Harbeson was released on $6,000 bond Saturday with a trial date scheduled for Sept.10. Zachary Harbeson was released on his own recognizance Monday with a preliminary hearing set for July 19.

Attempts to reach Traci and Harbeson were unsuccessful.

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