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Wicomico County, MD – On March 3, 2023, the Honorable Karen M. Dean, Associate Judge of the Circuit Court for Wicomico County, sentenced Kyle Carey, age 31, to twenty-five (25) years of incarceration in the Division of Corrections.

On January 10, 2023, after a two-day jury trial, Carey was convicted of Possession of a Firearm in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime, Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Illegal Possession of a Regulated Firearm, and related offenses. Carey will be required to serve five (5) years of his sentence without the possibility of parole.

Members of the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation into Carey and other individuals selling controlled dangerous substances from a residence in Wicomico County, Maryland.

On December 6, 2020, law enforcement officers of the Salisbury Police Department arrived at the residence in relation to locating an individual who had fled from police. When the officers arrived at the residence, Carey was observed in the backyard standing next to a vehicle.

Upon noticing law enforcement, Carey fled and was apprehended shortly thereafter. Sheriff’s Office deputies responded thereafter, and officers observed within the vehicle a loaded Smith & Wesson .45-caliber handgun located in the cup holder, a digital scale on the center console, and amounts of marijuana and methamphetamine pills located on the passenger’s seat.

The firearm was sent for DNA comparison testing, and Kyle Carey was found to match the major contributor DNA profile collected from the handgun.

A search of Carey’s Facebook profile data also showed that Carey was actively selling marijuana and methamphetamine pills. Carey is prohibited from possessing firearms due to a 2012 conviction in Federal Court for Conspiracy to Participate in a Racketeering Enterprise.

Wicomico County State’s Attorney (SA) Jamie L. Dykes commended Deputy C. Canonico and Det. Gilmore of the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, members of the Salisbury Police Department, and Special Investigator Michael Daugherty for their work in the case. SA Dykes also commended Assistant State’s Attorney Michael Calabrese, who prosecuted the case.

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