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Maryland State Police News Release

A Multi-Jurisdictional Crime Reduction Effort In Wicomico Co. Leads To, 7 Arrests

(Salisbury, MD) — Maryland State Police, in partnership with allied agencies, assisted in the arrest of seven people, as part of a multi-jurisdictional effort to reduce the amount of crimes of violence and firearm violations in Wicomico County.

As part of a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement operation, the Maryland State Police Gang Enforcement Unit-East, along with allied law enforcement agencies in Maryland, planned, coordinated and implemented a crime fighting initiative. The goal was to help further numerous recent on-going investigations regarding crimes of violence, handgun violations and other crimes that had been reported in specific locations of Salisbury, Maryland.

The operation focused on gathering information and identifying criminal gang members and suspects of open criminal investigations. This operation was conducted on Aug 22 and yielded seven arrests. In addition, 39.7 grams of marijuana, 2 grams of heroin, 42.3 grams of fentanyl, 10.1 grams of cocaine, 15 ecstasy pills along with illegal prescription pills were seized as a result of the arrests.

Among those arrested were:

Carrene Hammond, 23, of Salisbury Md., charged with disturbing the peace.

 

Charles Quailes, Jr., 31, of Salisbury Md., charged with second degree assault and drug possession with intent to distribute.

 

Dantwayne Taylor, 35, of Salisbury Md., charged with drug possession.

 

James Lake, 31, of Salisbury Md., charged with second degree assault.

 

Jordan Jobe, 26, of Salisbury Md., arrest warrant was served for drug possession with intent to distribute and failure to obey lawful order.

 

Ramonte Jones, 30, of Salisbury Md., charged with drug possession.

 

Treshawn Duncan, 19, of Salisbury Md., charged with drug possession.

 

Fentanyl 42.3 grams, Crack Cocaine 2.1 grams, MDMA/Ecstasy 14.5 grams, 15mg Oxycodone tablet.

The Maryland State Police Gang Enforcement Unit- East partnered with the Salisbury Police Department, Wicomico County State’s Attorney Office, Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations- RAC Eastern Shore Office, Maryland State Police Gun Enforcement Unit- East, Maryland State Police S.T.A.T.E. Team, Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack and the Wicomico County Narcotics Task Force to complete this operation.

This investigation was made possible in part due to funds provided by the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP), which supports the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN).

 

CONTACT: Sgt. DaVaughn Parker, Office of Media Communications, 410-653-4236


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