Salisbury man convicted of cocaine trafficking, firearm charges

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SALISBURY, Md. – A Salisbury man has been convicted of firearm and cocaine trafficking charges.

Earlier this week, following a two-day trial, 36-year-old Angel Maldonado was convicted of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime, illegal possession of a regulated firearm, and related offenses.

The charges stem from an investigation regarding Maldonado distributing drugs in Wicomico County. On January 17, 202, law enforcement officers executed a search and seizure warrant on Maldonado’s residence, seizing a Ruger .40-caliber handgun, ammunition, and drug trafficking equipment and paraphernalia. Maldonado is prohibited from possessing firearms due to a 2014 conviction for distribution of heroin.

Sentencing was postponed pending the completion of a pre-sentence investigation. The judge revoked Maldonado’s pre-trial status and held him without bond pending sentencing.

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