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Keyword: narcotics

Original release (October 16, 2015  11:16 a.m.):

A Baltimore County Police Officer has been suspended after being charged in connection to a narcotics investigation.

After an extensive investigation in to narcotics activity, a Baltimore County Narcotics detective assigned to a DEA task force obtained a search and seizure warrant for an apartment in Baltimore County. Just after 6 p.m. on October 14, detectives with the Baltimore County Police Department Narcotics Section and agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration served the search warrant.

Narcotics and weapons were recovered from the apartment.

Police have charged two people in connection with this incident:

  • Sarah Campbell (32) is charged with manufacturing CDS, firearms – access by minors, CDS possession – marijuana, and possession of CDS paraphernalia. She was released on $15,000 bail.
  • Clifford Campbell (32) is charged with manufacturing CDS, firearms – access by minors, CDS possession – marijuana, possession of CDS paraphernalia, and firearm – drug trafficking crime. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $75,000 bail.

Sarah Campbell has been a Baltimore County Police officer for five years and is currently assigned to the Woodlawn precinct. She has been suspended without pay. After the criminal charges against her have been adjudicated, there will be an internal investigation into the incident.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Narcotics Section.

Booking Photograph of Sarah Campbell

Booking Photograph of Clifford Campbell

Baltimore County Police Chief Jim Johnson has announced a number of new command assignments that take effect tomorrow, April 1.

  • Woodland M. Wilson III will be promoted from the rank of Captain to the rank of Major. Captain Wilson oversees BCoPD’s Operations Support Section, including K-9 and the Tactical Unit. As a Major, he will oversee Support Operations Division, including the Tactical Unit and K-9 as well as Aviation, the Hostage Negotiation Team, the Behavioral Assessment Unit, the Marine Team and Traffic.
  • Major Daniel Kaliszak will command BCoPD’s Technical Services Division. Major Kaliszak currently is assigned to Support Operations.
  • Captain Gordon Skinner, currently commander of Precinct 8/Parkville, will command the Vice/Narcotics Section.
  • Captain Jay Landsman Jr., currently assigned to the Vice/Narcotics Section, will command Precinct 6/Towson.
  • Captain Lisa Hannon, currently assigned to the Operations Bureau, will command Precinct 8/Parkville.
  • Captain Richard Howard, currently commander of Precinct 6/Towson, will be assigned to the Operations Bureau.

The changes follow the retirement last month of Major Karen Johnson.

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