Drug bust leads to two arrests in Salisbury
SALISBURY, Md. – A month-long drug investigation led to two arrests in Salisbury on Tuesday.
We’re told the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Community Action Team conducted an investigation into 25-year-old Lashawn Royall selling controlled dangerous substances from his residence in the 1000 block of Fairground Drive.
Police say that they previously conducted an investigation into Royall selling CDS that led to a search warrant at his residence in the 400 block of Lindenhurst on June 10, 2020. An amount of crack cocaine, marijuana, and ecstasy indicative of distribution was located inside the residence, as well as a loaded handgun and a large amount of cash. Both Lashawn and 26-year-old Noel Royall were charged with numerous felony CDS and firearm charges at that time. Noel was released on electronic monitoring on June 15, while Lashawn was recently released on electronic monitoring house arrest on December 18th. Both are reportedly pending trial on those charges.
After his release, Lashawn Royall immediately began selling CDS again. On Tuesday, detectives obtained a search and seizure warrant for the Fairground Drive residence and executed it, locating both men inside the residence. A complete search of the residence led to the recovery of 29.85 grams of crack cocaine (to include 28 individual bags packaged for sales), 934.77 grams of marijuana, $5,649 in cash, a loaded Taurus .357 magnum handgun, digital scales, and packaging material.
Lashawn was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, firearm/drug trafficking crime, possession with intent to distribute narcotics, possession with the intent to distribute, possession not marijuana, possession of marijuana, illegal possession of ammunition, CDS possession of firearms, and CDS distribution common nuisance.
Noel was charged with possession with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, and CDS distribution common nuisance.
Both were held without bond.