Search for Prostitution Suspect in Triangle Turns Up Heroin

Stafford Deputy Sniffs Out Drug, Prostitution Suspects in Prince William

STAFFORD, Va. — Police tracked a wanted fugitive from Stafford County to a hotel in Triangle. Now behind bars, the woman faces new charges of prostitution and drug possession.

The woman was found to be at the Ramada Inn at 4136 Inn Street in Prince William County on April 3. According to police documents, Stafford County Sherriff’s Deputy D.A. Volpe, assigned to the sheriff’s office’s Special Problems Unit, found the woman’s car at the inn. The deputy then saw the woman leave the hotel a short time later and get into the car, documents state.

The officer followed the car as it pulled onto nearby Interstate 95 south headed for Stafford County. While following the car, the officer saw two more occupants inside of the vehicle – a female in the front passenger seat and a male in the rear passenger seat, documents state.

The officer pulled over the car and arrested the driver, identified in court records as 23-year-old Caitlyn Collins. She was arrested on outstanding warrants in Stafford County for failing to appear in court, according to Virginia court case records. The officer then questioned the two other occupants and learned they did not have a driver’s license, so a tow truck was called to haul away the car.

But during a search of the vehicle a small amount of marijuana was found in the passenger side door handle, documents state. The deputy called for backup, and continued searching the car and found “numerous small packages of suspected heroin,” according to court documents Kept in small baggies, the heroin was stuffed between the back side of the rear seat and the back seat cushion, according to court documents. The drugs were tested positive for heroin, according to police.

Afterward, the deputy placed the male passenger, identified in court documents as 40-year-old Bernard Young, under arrest. While being taken to the magistrate’s office, court documents state Young told an officer “that he had a ‘powder’ in his sock,” documents state. After arriving at the magistrate, the substance tested positive for cocaine that Young admitted to snorting, documents state.

The female in the passenger seat was not arrested.

Collins told police Bernard was staying in room 171 at the hotel in Triangle, and Prince William police were called to secure the room while a search warrant was being obtained to investigate the property. Once inside, police found rubber bands consistent with heroin packaging lying on the bed, as well as a scale, documents state. But despite suspicions, no one else was found hiding out in the room.

Collins is charged with prostitution, possession of a controlled substance, and with grand larceny, said Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy. She is due in a Stafford County courtroom on May 30.

Young faces charges of possession of a controlled substance and manufacture and sale of a controlled substance, said Kennedy. He is also due in court on May 30.

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