Traffic violation leads to two arrests in Salisbury

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Gibbs (left) and Ewellclayton 

SALISBURY, Md. – Police say two men were arrested Wednesday night for a traffic violation.

We’re told that shortly before 10:30 p.m., deputies had closed off Adventist Drive in Salisbury and were detouring traffic due to a serious motor vehicle collision. During this time, a vehicle reportedly disregarded a deputy’s commands and drove around a marked vehicle blocking traffic and tried to continue down Adventist Drive.

The driver, 21-year-old Clayton Gibbs, was greeted by another deputy further up the road, at which point the deputy smelled a strong odor of raw marijuana coming from inside Gibbs’ vehicle. The deputy saw a baggie of marijuana in plain view in the center console of the vehicle, and a further search of the vehicle resulted in the recovery of cocaine. A search of the passenger, 20-year-old Tyrese Ewell, resulted in the recovery of Xanax and Oxycodone pills.

Both men were subsequently arrested. Gibbs was charged with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, while Ewell was charged with possession of Xanax with the intent to distribute and possession of Oxycodone with the intent to distribute. Both were released on a personal unsecured bond.

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