Police: Salisbury man arrested in drug trafficking operation that nets 7k grams of marijuana
Maryland State Police say that they have made another arrest as a part of an ongoing criminal investigation into a multi-state drug trafficking operation in Salisbury, on Thursday.
19-year-old Michael Dashawn Walls of Salisbury, is charged with several felony and misdemeanor violations of Maryland's controlled dangerous substance laws, reckless endangerment and maintaining a common nuisance. More charges are expected to be filed at a later time.
Beginning in fall 2017, the Maryland State Police Heroin Investigative Unit, led by the Maryland State Police Criminal Investigation Division, Gang Enforcement Unit and helped by Maryland State Police Salisbury and Berlin Barracks, Central South Narcotics, Salisbury Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Homeland Security Investigations, Wicomico County State's Attorney's Office and the United States Attorney's Office started an investigation into the distribution of opioids by a reported documented criminal gang associate, identified as 37-year-old Nanda Michael Walls, in several counties, Baltimore City and neighboring states.
Walls opioid distribution was reportedly mainly focused in and around Salisbury and Wicomico County. Walls, who was arrested last Friday, has also been identified as Michael Walls father.
On Wednesday, the Maryland State Police Heroin Investigative Unit, led by the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division, Gang Enforcement Unit and helped by the Maryland State Police Salisbury, Easton and Berlin Barracks, Maryland State Police Central South Narcotics, Salisbury Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Homeland Security Investigations and Wicomico County State's Attorney's Office arrested Walls with 7,292 grams of raw marijuana and $795 in drug proceeds.
Additionally, investigators say they served a search and seizure warrant at Walls' home on Mill Pond Lane in Salisbury where they recovered a nine millimeter semi-automatic assault rifle and a tactical style .20 gauge, pump-action shotgun in addition to other items of evidentiary value related to the Walls opioid drug trafficking organization.