Juvenile arrested in Bel Air heroin case

Bel Air police reported another arrest in a heroin distribution case

A juvenile has been charged in connection with the case of a Bel Air High School student accused of possessing heroin with intent to distribute the drug, the Bel Air Police Department reported Wednesday.

The 17-year-old juvenile was arrested along with Zachary Forrester, 18, of Pentwood Road, and is charged with "numerous crimes related to possession and distribution of [drugs] and possession of [drug] paraphernalia," according to a BAPD post on social media.

Anyone with information on the investigation is asked to call 410-638-4500.

The two were arrested early Monday after a report of a burglary in progress in the 900 block of South Jackson Boulevard, police said.

Police found 18 packets of heroin and 0.12 pounds, or 54 grams, of marijuana in a vehicle occupied by the two suspects, according to charging documents in Forrester's case.

Forrester, who told a judge at his bail review Tuesday that he is homeless and attends Bel Air High, is being held at the Harford County Detention Center in lieu of $5,000 bond.

He is charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, possession of a drug other than marijuana and possession of paraphernalia, according to court records.

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