WASHINGTON -- A Maryland woman has been arrested after offering an undercover agent money and drugs to kill a witness before her boyfriend's upcoming trial.
Stacie Elizabeth Roberts, 33, gave an undercover detective prescription drugs and $1,600 along with the victim's name, description and address. During the meeting she described what she wanted done to the victim and reiterated that she didn't want that person to be able to testify.
The Annapolis Police Department launched the investigation within the past two weeks after receiving information that Roberts inquired about preventing the victim from appearing at the trial.
Roberts' boyfriend, Savvas Pantelides, is currently held on robbery and attempted murder charges.
After speaking with the undercover agent, who posed as an outlaw motorcycle gang associate, Roberts was arrested without incident.
"Our primary consideration in this case was the protection of the victim and state's witness," said Anne Arundel County Police Chief Kevin Davis in a news release.
"Her plot was an assault against our nation's criminal justice system and we are its defenders."
Her charges are as follows:
- Obstruction of Justice (Misdemeanor, carries penalty of up to 5 years/$10,000 fine)
- Induce/Inhibit Testimony (Misdemeanor, carries up to 5 years/$5,000 fine)
- Induce/Inhibit Testimony Felony Offense (Felony, up to 20 years)
Anyone with additional information should call the Anne Arundel County Police Department at 410-222-3030.
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