City of Takoma Park Police Department
● 7500 Maple Avenue ● Takoma Park, Md 20912
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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO)
Andrew Gucciardo, 301/891.7130 or 240/328.4835
July 13, 2012 (1:45 p.m.)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chief Ricucci of the Takoma Park Police Department announces the arrests of Aaron Lee Feazell, 34 and Shamika Nicole Withers, 29 both of Washington D.C. for Possession of a deadly weapon, Possession with intent to distribute, Possession of heroin, Possession of marijuana, Possession of drug paraphernalia, Possession of cocaine, and related charges.
On Wednesday, July 11th in the 7400 block of New Hampshire Avenue at approximately 1:50 p.m., Takoma Park Police Officers responded to a call for failure to vacate the property and threats of assault. Upon arrival, units observed Aaron Lee Feazell armed with a knife and he was immediately taken into custody. Upon further investigation, Shamika Nicole Withers revealed that three small children were located alone in their hotel room. The odor of marijuana was emanating from the room and officers entered to conduct a welfare check of the children. A consent to search was granted and inside the hotel room, 153.5 grams of heroin were located. Both subjects were then placed under arrest and transported to the Central Processing Unit (CPU) without incident.
On Thursday July 12th, a search of the suspects vehicle revealed another 134.2 grams of heroin and 35 grams of crack cocaine. In total approximately 287.7 grams of heroin were confiscated making this once of the largest drug investigations to date in the City of Takoma Park. The Chief is proud of the diligence and hard work of all the Takoma Park Police Officers that were involved in this incident.