Five arrested in Salisbury drug investigation
SALISBURY, Md. – Five suspects have been arrested following a drug investigation in Salisbury.
Earlier this month, Salisbury Police say they received information from concerned community members about narcotics transactions allegedly taking place in and around the 200 block of Marshall Street.
At around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, officers watched a vehicle leave a residence in the area, and a short time later, saw an occupant commit a traffic violation. The vehicle was stopped in the area of Naylor Street and N. Salisbury Boulevard. A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted, leading police to find an amount of suspected heroin consistent with the intent to distribute. The driver, 30-year-old Monique Wilson, and front seat passenger, 39-year-old Kevin Corton, were placed under arrest as a result.
As the investigation continued, additional information was developed that illegal narcotics were also being distributed out of a residence in the 500 block of Buena Vista Avenue. At around 3 p.m. that same day, officers conducted simultaneous traffic stops on two separate vehicles seen leaving the Buena Vista Avenue location. Probable cause searches were then conducted on both vehicles and their occupants.
Police say the vehicle occupied by 22-year-old Nicholas Garnett and 30-year-old Kimberly Worley revealed evidence of cocaine use and a .40 caliber handgun magazine containing live ammunition. The second vehicle, occupied by 36-year-old Franklin Dunn, was found to contain a quantity of suspected heroin, suspected crack cocaine, and suspected powdered cocaine consistent with the intent to distribute. All three suspects in these traffic stops were taken into custody. After the traffic stops, officers obtained and executed search and seizure warrants on the Marshall Street and Buena Vista Avenue residences.
In total, 500 individual packets of heroin, suspected powdered cocaine, suspected crack cocaine, and paraphernalia were seized, along with $9,000 in cash. Police also located and seized a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun and ammunition. A records search showed that it was not found to be stolen, and investigators are continuing to work to determine ownership of the weapon.
All five suspects were charged with various drug charges.