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(June 8, 2018) Elizabeth Blair Redding, 26, of Ocean City is facing heroin distribution charges, including three felony counts carrying 20-year maximums, after being indicted by a Worcester County grand jury on May 15.

The charges stem from a pair of alleged drug transactions last October in West Ocean City, where Redding is accused of selling undercover detectives heroin in quantities sufficient for distribution.

Redding is facing charges for felony heroin distribution, maximum sentence of 20 years and/or $15,000 fine, and misdemeanor possession, for an alleged drug sale on Oct. 26.

Another reported transaction with undercover drug agents on Oct. 30 netted Redding the same charges, plus an additional felony count for drug distribution within 1,000 feet of schools, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years and/or $20,000 fine.

The day following the grand jury indictment, an arrest warrant was issued and was served on May 23, with Redding released that same day on $2,000 cash bond.

The felony drug distribution case goes to Worcester County Circuit Court for a motion hearing on Aug. 7, with a jury trial scheduled for Sept. 6.

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