Speeding Stop in Leonardown Nets Cocaine Arrest

On 07-24-2006 SDFC Michael D. Peacher was working the Aggressive Driver, Smooth Operator, Grant funded enforcement initiative along with several other Deputies and Maryland State Troopers in St. Mary's County. While conducting speed enforcement, he stopped a vehicle operated by Crystal Dawn Faulstich, age 21 of Hollywood, MD on Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown for speeding in a posted 40 m.p.h. zone. SDFC Peacher observed a suspected Controlled and Dangerous substance in plain view inside the vehicle, which was later identified as powder cocaine. A search of the vehicle incident to arrest was conducted and additional cocaine and cocaine paraphernalia were located.

Crystal Faulstich was transported to the St Mary's County Detention Center, and charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance cocaine, and speeding.

The Smooth Operator Program is a public safety initiative, which aims to provide education, information and solutions for the problem of aggressive driving. For nearly ten years, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., have partnered through the Smooth Operator Program to combat aggressive driving.

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