CUMBERLAND — City police arrested two people late Tuesday after allegedly observing a drug deal in a Virginia Avenue parking lot.

Brianna Lear, 20, of Capon Bridge, West Virginia, and Stephen Armand Fisher, 30, of Cumberland face charges following the 11:45 p.m. incident.

According to a police report, officers were on foot patrol in the 200 block of Virginia Avenue when they observed an alleged "hand to hand" drug transaction between Fisher and Lear.

Police said officers observed Lear holding a hypodermic syringe. Other materials used to prepare a controlled dangerous substance were allegedly lying on her lap.

Lear was charged with possession of heroin, possession of controlled drug paraphernalia and possession of paraphernalia. She was released on her personal recognizance after a hearing before a district court commissioner.

Fisher was charged with one count of distributing a controlled dangerous substance (heroin) and served with a bench warrant that charges him with violating conditions of his probation. He was being held at the Allegany County Detention Center on in lieu of $16,000 bond.

CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS, ctn@times-news.com

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