Three SU students arrested in connection Wicomico Co. drug investigation

Three Salisbury University students were arrested after police say they were involved with the sale of a wide array of drugs and had thousands of dollars in drug proceeds.


Maryland State Police say in February 2018, the Wicomico County Narcotics Task Force (WINTF) were informed that a Salisbury University student was selling cocaine, marijuana, and other types of controlled dangerous substances in Wicomico County. 


During the investigation, authorities say they identified 19-year-old Scott Mudd, who was living in University Terrace, as a potential suspect. A search and seizure warrant was also obtained during the investigation.


According to the report, on March 5, around 9:30 PM, officers executed the search warrant and they were able to identify the occupants of the four rooms within the residence. The individuals reportedly arrived home during the execution of the warrant. 


Law enforcement reports that 19-year-old Joshua Franzak of Jefferson, MD, 19-year-old Arne Nelson, of Stevensville, MD, and Mudd were arrested during the investigation.


Investigators say they recovered eight marijuana plants, 178.9 grams of marijuana, 27.2 grams of cocaine, numerous pills, promethazine syrup, various pieces of paraphernalia and over $5,000 in cash.


Mudd was charged with possession with intent to distribute narcotic, CDS possession with intent to distribute, CDS, Possession -not marijuana, CDS possession marijuana 10 grams +, and CDS: possession paraphernalia. He was released on $10,000 unsecured bail and is pending trial.


Nelson was charged with CDS possession with intent to distribute narcotic, two counts of CDS possession -not marijuana, and CDS Possession paraphernalia. He was released on $5,000 bond and is pending trial.


Franzak was charged with manufacture CDS, CDS possession marijuana 10 grams +, and 4 counts of CDS possession -not marijuana. He was released on a $15,000 unsecured bond and is pending trial.


In regards to their charges, authorities tell 47ABC that the three students were not given school zone charges, because the University Terrace apartment where drugs were found was in the area of Milford Street. 


Members of WINTF were assisted by the Salisbury University Police Department, Salisbury Police Department, Maryland State Police Barrack "E", Wicomico County Sheriff's Office K-9, and the Wicomico County State's Attorney's Office.


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