Salisbury man pleads guilty to assault, drug distribution

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SALISBURY, Md. – A Salisbury man has pleaded guilty to assault and drug charges following an incident early this year.

The charges stem from an investigation involving 45-year-old Tony Davis distributing drugs in Wicomico County. On January 12th, in anticipation of executing a search warrant on Davis’ residence, officers saw Davis leave in a vehicle and effect a hand-to-hand drug transaction at a convenience store. Detectives stopped the vehicle, at which point Davis refused to exit the vehicle and got into a struggle that led to Davis hitting a Sheriff’s Deputy with a closed fist in the leg. Davis was taken into custody, and officers found three bags containing cocaine in the vehicle and on Davis’ person. Additionally, police found 101 wax folds containing fentanyl in Davis’ jacket, and a search of his residence and cell phone produced further evidence of drug distribution.

Davis pleaded guilty earlier this month to possession of fentanyl with the intent to distribute and second degree assault. As a result, Davis was sentenced to an aggregate sentence of 20 years of incarceration with 10 years suspended. He will be placed on three years of supervised probation on release.

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