Arrest Made for Distribution of Narcotics, Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance not Marijuana; Other Offenses - News Release

NEWS RELEASE

City of Takoma Park Police Department

7500 Maple Avenue Takoma Park, Md 20912

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Public Information Officer (PIO)

Catherine Plevy,301-891-7142 or 240-338-2901

October 14, 2013 (11:10 am)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chief Alan M. Goldberg from the Takoma Park Police Department announces the arrest of Shanita Theopile, 35, of Silver Spring, Maryland, for two counts of Distribution of Narcotics, Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) not Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, three counts of Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) not Marijuana and six counts of Possession of Paraphernalia.

During the month of September 2013, the Drug Investigative Unit (DIU) began an investigation into Theopile. Throughout the course of the investigation, Theopile sold CDS Crack Cocaine to an undercover detective.

On October 3, 2013, members of the Drug Investigative Unit (DIU), with the assistance of the Montgomery County SWAT team, executed a search warrant at Theopile’s Silver Spring residence. Various items of evidentiary value were located in the residence which were impounded. Theopile was arrested and transported to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit without incident and charged accordingly.

**A photograph of Theopile is not available at this time**