Two arrested on weapons, drug violations in Parsonsburg

PARSONSBURG, Md. – Maryland State Police have charged two people with firearms and drug-related violations.

According to a preliminary investigation, troopers learned that 22-year-old Trent Pauley and 22-year-old Edward Romero were in possession of firearms and distributing heroin in the Wicomico County area while on pre-trial release from a July 2020 illegal drug and firearms trafficking investigation.

On Friday, troopers from the MSP Firearms Enforcement Unit, MSP Gang Unit, MSP Princess Anne and Salisbury Barracks, and MSP STATE Team served a search and seizure warrant at Pauley and Romero’s residence, resulting in the discovery of firearms ammunition and a quantity of suspected heroin. Both were arrested at the scene without incident.

In addition, police say Romero had an open warrant through Worcester County for failing to appear on a DUI charge.

Romero was charged with drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal possession of ammunition, and related charges. He is currently being held without bond.

Pauley was charged with drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, and illegal possession of ammunition. He was released on a $50,000 unsecured bond.

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