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John Farrare Sentenced to 15-Years for Cocaine Trafficking

Salisbury, MD – On July 29, 2022, John Farrare, age 60, of Salisbury, Maryland, pleaded guilty to the Distribution of Cocaine before the Honorable Karen M. Dean, Associate Judge of the Circuit Court for Wicomico County.

Judge Dean sentenced Farrare to fifteen (15) years of incarceration in the Division of Corrections. This conviction marked Farrare’s third conviction for felony drug offenses.

At the time of the offense, Farrare was on supervised probation in Dorchester County, Maryland, backing up thirty-one (31) years for a 2016 conviction for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Narcotic.

Members of the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Community Action Team and Criminal Investigation Division conducted an investigation into John Farrare distributing cocaine in Wicomico County, Maryland. A law enforcement officer, posing in an undercover capacity, ingratiated himself with Farrare and was able to purchase cocaine from Farrare on two separate occasions in December of 2021.

On December 15, 2021, law enforcement arranged to effect another purchase of cocaine from Farrare, and at that time, placed him under arrest. The investigation likewise led officers to execute a search and seizure warrant on a residence in Wicomico County that was being used by Farrare. The search yielded a further amount of cocaine, other drug-related paraphernalia, and $6,875.00 in U.S. Currency.

Wicomico County State’s Attorney (SA) Jamie L. Dykes commended Cpl. A. Riggin. Deputy K. Perretta, and other members of the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office for their work in the investigation. SA Dykes also commended Assistant State’s Attorney Michael Calabrese. who prosecuted the case.

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