On September 27, 2017 members of the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team, with assistance from the below listed allied agencies, executed search and seizure warrants at four individual locations in Pocomoke, Worcester County, Maryland. These search and seizure warrants along with the indictments of several individuals from Pocomoke, stems from an undercover cocaine distribution investigation that has transpired over the last three months.
The success of this operation was the result of the combined effort of all the following agencies; Ocean City Police Department Narcotics and Special Enforcement Unit, Maryland State Police Gang Unit East, Maryland State Apprehension Team, Worcester County Sheriff’s Office STAR Team, Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division, Worcester County Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations, Somerset County Narcotics Task Force, Wicomico County Narcotics Task Force, Pocomoke Police Department, and Worcester County States Attorney’s Office.
Approximately 36 grams of cocaine was recovered, along with 30 grams of marijuana and 1 gram of MDMA. $1,404.00 in US Currency was recovered along with two loaded firearms. During the search of one residence, various items of stolen property were recovered as well. Members of the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation were also on scene and are currently conducting a parallel investigation regarding burglary and thefts.
The following individuals have been arrested or currently wanted on an outstanding indictment.
Arron Brown : Arrested – Possession of MDMA
Distribution of Cocaine 2 Counts
Marvin Handy: Arrested – Possession of Cocaine
Wayne Collins: Arrested – Possession of Cocaine
Possession with intent to Distribute
Laquan Townsend: Arrested – Possession of Cocaine
Possession with intent to Distribute Cocaine
Possession of Marijuana
Possession with intent to Distribute Marijuana
Possession of a firearm by prohibited person (2 Counts)
Possession of short barreled rifle
Possession of firearm during drug trafficking