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Woman, 24, convicted of violating probation


A former Westminster woman, convicted in 1993 of distributing cocaine, was found guilty yesterday of violating her probation in that case and was ordered to serve the suspended portion of her three-year sentence.

Stacy Lynn Walker, who formerly lived in the 100 block of Smith Ave., violated probation in the 1993 case when she was convicted twice of prostitution in Baltimore this summer, prosecutors said.

Carroll County Circuit Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr., who sentenced Walker to three years with all but 18 months suspended in the 1993 case, ordered her to serve the remaining 18 months at the Carroll County Detention Center. Judge Beck said he will allow her to have work-release privileges at the detention center and gave the 24-year-old woman credit for time served since July 13.

"I will consider a motion to modify her sentence in a year down the road, if she takes this seriously," Judge Beck said, noting that Walker has entered treatment through the health department for her drug addiction. "She should take advantage of the services she has here that she won't get at the Department of Corrections," he said.

Walker, who was convicted of the drug charges in March 1993, was arrested in November 1992, when Westminster police received a tip that she was bringing drugs in from Baltimore.

A drug-sniffing dog helped detect narcotics in the car in which she was a passenger, police said. When Walker was searched at the police station, authorities said, they found 11 plastic bags with a total of 3.5 grams of cocaine. A syringe, rolling papers and a bottle cap with cocaine residue were found in the car.

As part of a plea bargain, she pleaded not guilty to cocaine possession with intent to distribute it, but agreed to allow prosecutors to present enough evidence to convict her. In exchange, prosecutors dropped charges of cocaine and paraphernalia possession.

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