Man sentenced to six decades in prison following undercover investigation
A Maryland man was convicted of three counts of distribution of heroin on Wednesday, May 30 at the Wicomico County Court House
Arnell Bivans, Jr.,24 of Salisbury, was sentenced to 60 years in the Maryland Division of Corrections, with all but 18 of those years suspended.
The charges stem from an undercover investigation conducted by the Wicomico County Narcotics Task Force targeting the sale of controlled substances in Wicomico County. Bivans sold heroin to an undercover officer on three separate occasions throughout the course of the investigation.
Wicomico County Ad Interim State's Attorney Jamie Dykes commended the Wicomico Narcotics Task Force, specifically Detective Richard Piazzia, of the Salisbury Police Department, and Detective Kyle Murray, of the Ocean City Police Department, for their work in the investigation and prosecution of this case. Dykes also thanked Senior Assistant State's Attorney Patrizia J. Coletta who prosecuted the case.