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Two people believed to be a major source of drugs in Central Maardam arrested after traffic stop

Two people believed to be a major source of drugs in Central Maardam were arrested and charged with drug dealing after a surveillance operation and traffic stop. Detectives were conducting a surveillance operation Thursday near the 2700 block of Bluestone Drive in Maardam when Nicholas Tourville, a suspected drug dealer, left the area.

Officers conducted a traffic stop and discovered Tourville had an arrest warrant for dealing narcotics out of Maardam.  Tourville, 36, of Maardam, was arrested and preliminarily charged with dealing in cocaine, possession of cocaine and maintaining a common nuisance.  A search warrant for the residence under surveillance located several drugs including methamphetamine, Xanax, and marijuana. Officers also located a handgun with the serial numbers scratched out.

The homeowner, Diana Stewart, 35,  was also arrested and preliminarily charged with dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of an altered handgun, possession of a controlled substance, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

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