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Sheriff’s Office Arrests and Charges Several Individuals for their Involvement in drug activity in Wicomico County.

Wicomico County, MD – The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office has arrested several individuals involved in drug activity in Wicomico County.

The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Community Action Team (CAT) conducted an investigation into Kevin Horsey for distributing cocaine on the west side of Salisbury, MD. As a result of the drug investigation, CAT was able to obtain search warrants for 5 residences, the person of Horsey, and a vehicle belonging to Horsey. 

On April 1, 2022, surveillance was established on Horsey as he traveled from his residence towards the west side of Salisbury, MD.  A search warrant was then served on Horsey and his vehicle in the area of East Road and Morris Street. The Sheriff’s Office Emergency Response Team (SERT), the Salisbury Police Department Tactical Team, and the Worcester County Special Tactical Armed Response Team (STAR) served the search warrants at the 5 locations.

The locations were 2 residences in the 900 block of Powhatan Blvd, an apartment located in the 1000 block of East Road, a residence in the 400 block of Calabash Court, and a structure in the 100 block of Olive Street, all located in Salisbury, MD.  

As a result of the investigation, 95.04 grams of cocaine, 30.91 grams of marijuana, numerous digital scales, 9 Adderall pills, 2 oxycodone pills, 4 Lorazepam pills, packaging material, $3,457.00 in US Currency, and paraphernalia indicative of CDS distribution and usage was seized. 

As a result of the investigation and the search warrant executions, additional subjects were identified as being involved in the operation. The subjects were identified as Lacey Fowler, Africa Addison, Tresaun Dozier, and Gary Sheppard. 

Ocean City Police Department (OCPD), Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack (MSP), Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team (CET), Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and the Salisbury, Maryland Police Department assisted with execution of the search and seizure warrants. 

On August 1, 2022 the case was presented to the Wicomico County Grand Jury and the Grand Jury returned criminal indictments for Horsey, Dozier, Fowler, Sheppard, and Addison.  All five subjects were taken into custody on arrest warrants and released to the Wicomico County Detention Center. Horsey, Dozier, and Sheppard are currently held without bond.  Addison and Fowler were released on their own recognize. 

On August 8, 2022 an additional search and seizure warrant was executed on a residence in the 900 block of Powhatan Blvd that resulted in the recovery of additional cocaine and a digital scale. 

Tresaun Dozier and Ramell Sheppard were both charged with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and related charges in regards to the August 8, 2022 search warrant. An arrest warrant was issued for Dozier and later served.  A criminal summons was issued for Ramell Sheppard which has yet to be served.

This investigation was a coordinated effort between the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, Salisbury Police Department, Maryland State Police, Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team and, Ocean City Police Department under the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN).

Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services (GOCCP) provides grant funding and strategic support to MCIN member sites to identify, disrupt, and dismantle criminal organizations through inter-agency collaboration and data sharing to make Maryland safer.

The Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention assisted in the funding of this project. All points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position of any Maryland State office or agency. 

All subjects mentioned in this press release are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

Those individuals mentioned in this news brief are charged with a crime and are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

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