Frederick Police Beat: Tanner Casterlin charged with heroin at scene of possible teen overdose already on probation

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Tanner Castelin heroin arrest Frederick Md PD

Casterlin faces heroin charges connected with possible teen overdose

The Chesapeake Today June front pageFrederick, MD. – Heroin was at play in a possible overdose in the parking lot of a gas station in Frederick, report police, leading to the arrest of Tanner Casterlin, 20, on heroin possession charges.

Police report that on June 16, 2015 at approximately 2:40 pm, officers of the Frederick Police Department responded to the Sheetz store, located at 1300 East Patrick Street, for a medical emergency. Upon arrival, officers and emergency service personnel were treating a female juvenile.

After being placed into an ambulance, officer came into contact with Tanner Michael Casterlin. After conducting a further investigation into the incident, officers located suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia on Casterlin and in his vehicle.

Casterlin, of 6458 Saddlebrook Lane, Frederick, Md., was placed under arrest by Officer Christopher Prior and transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center for processing.  Police didn’t name the teen female due to her age. However the female was treated and released from Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Casterlin was charged with theft and a scheme of theft by Deputy Alexis Malocha on Jan. 6, 2015 for an incident that court records state occurred on Dec. 4, 2014.  In a plea deal with the Frederick County States Attorney on March 3, 2015, Casterlin entered a guilty plea and was fined $500 but $300 of the fine was immediately suspended. There was no jail time connected with the plea deal arranged by his attorney Craig A. Schoenfeld, of Baltimore.

Casterlin did have a Probation before Judgment that is in effect until March 3, 2015, meaning that should the legal system operate efficiently might result in him being sent to jail with no get out jail free card.

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