Two arrested on alleged drug, firearm charges

Two arrested on alleged drug, firearm charges
Tina Louise Walker and Joshua Adam Hudgins (Courtesy Photo)

A Manchester woman and Upperco man were arrested Tuesday, and charged with drug and firearms charges.

Joshua Adam Hudgins, 35, of the 4200 block of Black Rock Road, was charged with eight counts including transporting a handgun in vehicle on public roads, possession of a firearm in the commission of a drug trafficking crime and possession with intent to distribute — narcotics.


Tina Louise Walker, 42, of the 4200 block of the Hanover Pike, was charged with 11 counts including possession of a firearm with a prior felony conviction, possession of a firearm in the commission of a drug trafficking crime and possession with intent to distribute narcotics.

Both were held without bail awaiting a Wednesday, Oct. 24, bail review.

According to the statement of probable charges, a concerned citizen reached out to the Hampstead Police Department about suspected drug distribution at a Hampstead residence in the 4100 block of Double Tree Lane, and reported witnessing hand to hand transactions. One vehicle the citizen reported witnessing regularly was a green Ford Explorer.

Officers conducted surveillance on the residence and observed the Explorer leave the residence. A check of the license found Walker to be the owner and showed that she had a previous conviction for distributing CDS and two for possession. After witnessing the vehicle fail to signal and fail to make a complete stop at a stop sign, the officers, initiated a traffic stop, according to the statement.

One officer made contact with the vehicle’s driver, identified as Walker, while another called for a K-9 unit based on the citizen report, the vehicle’s failure to stop immediately after the traffic stop was initiated, and Walker’s prior record, according to the statement.

The K-9 alerted on the door of the vehicle and police asked Walker and a passenger, identified as Hudgins to step out of the vehicle. Hudgins informed police he had a gun in the vehicle.

Search of the vehicle found ammunition, a magnum revolver, Adderall pills, suspected scrabble (heroin) pills, multiple smoking devices with suspected crack cocaine residue, containers with rocks of suspected crack cocaine, suspected cocaine powder, $300 in cash and a scale with suspected cocaine residue on it. Inside Walker’s purse, police found suspected marijuana and additional suspected scrabble pills, according to the statement.

The volume of CDS, the manner it was packaged, the currency and the scale prompted police to suspect narcotics distribution, according to the statement.

Walker and Hudgins were arrested and interviewed at the Manchester Police Department.

Walker did not wish to speak with police.

Hudgins said he was attempting to sell the firearm to another individual and had disassembled it prior to entering the vehicle. He admitted to taking it from another individual without their knowledge. He told police that Walker was staying at the Hampstead residence and has sold crack cocaine and cocaine to buyers at that residence, according to the statement.