Three charged following Wicomico Co. drug investigation

SALISBURY, Md. – Three people have been charged in connection with a recent drug investigation involving a minor.

Police say over the last couple of weeks, an investigation began regarding controlled dangerous substances being sold from a residence in the 300 block of Pine Way in Salisbury. Initial investigation revealed that the residence was being rented by 50-year-old Brian Elliott and 46-year-old Victoria Ross, and suggested they were allowing 37-year-old Alvin Thompson to sell controlled dangerous substances from the residence. Further information revealed that a 14-year-old female was also possibly involved in the CDS activity.

Officers obtained a search and seizure warrant for the residence. On October 14th, Ross and a 14-year-old juvenile were stopped as they were leaving the residence, and a K-9 scan resulted in the recovery of a bag of cocaine from Ross’ car. At the same time, a search warrant was executed on the Pine Way residence, at which time Elliott, an elderly female, and another juvenile were located inside the residence. During the search, police found approximately 3.80 grams of fentanyl and 2.18 grams of cocaine packaged in multiple baggies for sale/distribution. We’re told the majority of the CDS was located under a pillow laying on the bed of the 14-year-old. In addition, the entire residence was reportedly littered with copious amounts of CDS paraphernalia indicative of CDS sales and usage.

Further investigation revealed that Thompson was using the 14-year-old female to assist with this CDS operation by storing and distributing the controlled substances. It was also learned that Elliott and Ross were aware of the CDS operation taking place at the residence and allowed it. The Child Advocacy Center and the Department of Social Services were contacted and are assisting with this investigation.

A criminal summons was issued for all three subjects on the following charges:

  • Two counts of possession with the intent to distribute a narcotic
  • Two counts of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute a narcotic
  • Two counts of contributing to the condition of a child
  • Two counts of reckless endangerment
  • Three counts of possession – not cannabis
  • Two counts of possession of paraphernalia

As this was only a criminal summons, all three subjects were not physically arrested. The photos are from prior arrests.

Police say Thompson is currently wanted for a violation of probation. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 410-548-4891 or Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776.

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