On June 12, 2018, in the Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court, Amanda Nicole Trigg entered a plea of guilty to Conspiracy Distribution of Heroin. This plea stems from an investigation that began on January 23, 2018, when Tfc. Z. Clark of the Maryland State Police responded to a single motor vehicle accident on northbound Route 301, just north of John Brown Road. The driver of the vehicle was unconscious. Tfc. Clark removed the driver from the vehicle. Emergency Medical Services arrived on scene and revived him with Narcan, a medication that reverses the effects of opioids. The patient was revived and admitted to snorting heroin prior to his accident. Further investigation by the Queen Anne’s County Drug Task Force revealed that Ms. Trigg had distributed the heroin at issue for $20.00 at the WaWa located at 101 Hissey Road in Grasonville around 30 minutes prior to the motor vehicle collision.
Sadly enough, investigations such as these are becoming increasingly routine as the opioid epidemic wreaks havoc on our community. Through the joint efforts of law enforcement, Emergency Medical Services, and the Queen Anne’s County’s State’s Attorney’s Office, there has been and will continue to be a strong commitment to combating this epidemic by targeting those who poison our community by dealing heroin and other controlled dangerous substances to its members.
Ms. Trigg was represented by the Office of the Public Defender. The matter was prosecuted by Christine Dulla Rickard, Deputy State’s Attorney. Judge Frederick Price presided over the matter. Sentencing is set for August 3, 2018. Ms. Trigg is facing a maximum penalty of 20 years of incarceration.