Drug investigation leads to two arrests
SALISBURY, Md. – Sheriff’s deputies say a drug investigation led to two arrests in Salisbury last week.
We’re told the investigation focused on individuals selling heroin and fentanyl from a hotel in the 2600 block of North Salisbury Boulevard. A traffic stop was conducted on one of the targets, 34-year-old James Marshall, as he was leaving the hotel. A K-9 scan alerted police to the odor of controlled dangerous substances emitting from the vehicle.
A subsequent search of the vehicle led to the recovery of an amount of cocaine indicative of distribution, an amount of heroin/fentanyl indicative of distribution, and packaging material. Marshall was placed under arrest following the search.
A search and seizure warrant was then obtained and executed on the hotel room. Inside, detectives found more heroin/fentanyl indicative of distribution, packaging material, and digital scales. Another suspect, 29-year-old Jacqueline Bratten, was arrested at this time.
Each now faces a list of drug-related charges, including possession with the intent to distribute and maintaining a common nuisance for distribution and administring a narcotic.