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Roland woman, 45, faces drug charge

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - A Roland woman was charged June 24 with maintaining a place for keeping or selling a controlled substance, court records show.

Tara Broumley, 45, faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 if she is convicted on the felony charge. She was also charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors.

On June 24, Roland police obtained a narcotics search warrant for a residence in Roland. Once at the home, officers were met by Broumley, who refused to get on the ground when ordered to do so. Once she was forced to the ground, officers began to search the residence. Encountering a locked bathroom door, officers opened it and found a man allegedly attempting to flush evidence down the toilet. He and a woman who was in the shower were detained. All other occupants of the home were also detained and gathered in the home's living room.

In one of the residence's bedrooms, officers discovered several baggies containing a brown residue that they recognized as heroin. Nearby was a scale with a similar residue on it. A glass pipe with a powdery white substance inside it, along with a bag with a similar substance inside, was also found. Several syringes and other drug paraphernalia were lying on a table in plain sight.

In the home's master bedroom, officers found a black digital scale with a brownish substance on it, as well as a clear baggie containing the same substance. The officers also discovered several different pills, including Xanax bars and Hydrocodone.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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