A Baltimore County woman is charged with driving while impaired by drugs and possession of drugs with the intent to distribute after police say she used heroin then was involved in a vehicle collision in Finksburg.
Amber Nicole Timms, 25, of Reisterstown, is charged with driving while impaired, two counts of possession of a narcotic with the intent to distribute, two counts of possession of drugs, three counts of possession of paraphernalia and three counts of possession of administration equipment, according to electronic court files.
Timms was being held Thursday at the Carroll County Detention Center on $20,000 bond.
Carroll County Sheriff's Office deputies were sent on Wednesday afternoon to the intersection of Md. 140 and Md. 91, where a vehicle driven by Timms hit another car from behind, according to charging documents.
A deputy asked Timms to perform field sobriety tests after he saw signs of impairment and she performed poorly, according to the documents.
Timms was arrested on a charge of driving while impaired and the vehicle was searched, according to the documents.
The deputy found Timms' purse in the trunk and inside found five capsules containing suspected heroin, three vials of suspected cocaine, three hypodermic syringes, a prescription bottle filled with an unknown liquid, a bottle of oxycodone pills not prescribed to Timms and other suspected drug paraphernalia, according to the documents.
Timms waived her right to remain silent and told the deputy she is a recovering heroin addict who uses occasionally and had injected heroin that day, according to the documents.
She also spoke with the Carroll County Drug Task Force and, according to charging documents, said she sometimes sells her heroin supply to others.