Salisbury man facing weapons charges following traffic stop

SALISBURY, Md. – Police have arrested a Salisbury man after they found a gun and drugs inside his vehicle during a traffic stop Tuesday evening.

At around 10:30 PM, a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 600 block of S. Salisbury Blvd.

When the officer made contact with the driver, identified as 25-year-old Shaheed Morris, the odor of marijuana was observed coming from inside the vehicle. It was also learned that Morris was driving a rental vehicle with only a learner’s permit.

Police initiated a search of the vehicle, finding five individually wrapped bags of crack cocaine, and a loaded .22 revolver with one spent round in the cylinder. Further investigation revealed that Morris was prohibited from possessing a regulated firearm as a result of a previous conviction for manslaughter.

Morris was arrested and charged with possession of a regulated firearm by a prohibited person, handgun in vehicle, transport a loaded handgun in vehicle, and possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime. He is currently being held without bond.


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