Salisbury man pleads guilty to drug charges stemming from 2021 investigation
SALISBURY, Md. – A Salisbury man will spend time behind bars after pleaded guilty to drug charges.
44-year-old Kennell Rounds pleaded guilty last week to possession of a large amount of cocaine and common nuisance charges. The judge accepted the plea and sentenced Rounds to ten years of incarceration with all but five years suspended. We’re told this is a mandatory minimum sentence with limited possibilities of parole.
The investigation began on May 20, 2021, when investigators with the Drug Administration Administration, Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, and Salisbury Police Department received information that a large amount of cocaine was being transported and stored at a residence in the 9500 block of Athol Road. The residence was identified as the residence of Rounds, and investigators identified a co-conspirator and conducted a traffic stop of the co-conspirator’s vehicle. A subsequent K-9 search of the vehicle led to the recovery of approximately 2 kilograms of cocaine.
Investigators then searched the residence and found approximately 3.5 kilograms of cocaine, approximately 1,300 grams of marijuana, roughly $47,000 in cash, and multiple firearms.