KENT COUNTY SHERIFF POLICE BEAT: Drug dealer’s luggage full with 36 pounds of pot as the Price must be right
KENNEDYVILLE, MD – A drug dealer’s work is never done, all those customers waiting on him so they can have fun.
When Paris Scott Price realized he had a police car on his tail he took off at a high rate of speed and then ditched his wheels and beat feet. His sudden exit, stage left, really didn’t matter, as he was well-known to just about every law officer in the upper shore area.
Following his arrest and the publication of a press release on the Kent County Sheriff’s Facebook page, literally dozens of posters came to the defense of Price, believing that pot is harmless, simply a plant and admonishing police for bothering Price with an arrest – even ordering the Sheriff to spend his time tracking down heroin dealers.
Kent County Sheriff reports that on February 5, 2019, at approximately 12:17 AM, D/S J. Proudfoot attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a Gray Cadillac SUV on Rt 292 in Still Pond. The driver failed to stop and began driving at a high rate of speed.
After a short distance, the vehicle slid off the roadway into a wooded area. Deputy Jordon Proudfoot was able to identify the driver and lone occupant as Paris Scott Price Jr, 37. Police say that Price exited the vehicle and fled on foot into the wooded area and was not apprehended at the scene.
A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted at which time a small amount of suspected marijuana, a controlled prescription pill, property identifying Price and two large suitcases were located in the Cadillac Escalade.
During the processing of the evidence seized, the suspected marijuana was found to have a preliminary weight of over 16,000 grams / 36 pounds, and a street value in excess of $160,000.
Inside the suitcases, Deputies located 31 vacuum-sealed packages containing suspected marijuana. During the processing of the evidence seized, the suspected marijuana was found to have a preliminary weight of over 16,000 grams / 36 pounds, and a street value in excess of $160,000. An arrest warrant was obtained for Price for numerous traffic and Controlled Dangerous Substance violations.
The Kent County Sheriff reports that on February 6, 2019, Paris Scott Price Jr, of 10358 Riley’s Neck Road, Millington, Md., turned himself into Kent County Sheriff’s Deputies at which time he was served the arrest warrant. Price was seen by the District Court Commissioner where he was ordered to be held without bond.
In spite of what evidently is a thriving drug dealing business and sporting about the countryside in a big Caddie, Price has the taxpayers of Maryland paying for his free attorney, Janet M. Hart, of Elkton office of the public defender. A preliminary hearing is set for March 6, 2019, in Kent County District Court.
- Price entered a guilty plea to a felony drug distribution charge in Kent County Circuit Court on Dec. 14, 2009, in a plea deal with the Kent County States Attorney. THE DEAL: The price was right for Price as he scored a jail sentence of three years with all but two years suspended. Violations of the terms of his probation have kept Price making regular appearances in court since his conviction with a new warrant issued for his arrest on Feb. 13, 2019, after he was charged with violation of his probation anew.
- Price entered a guilty plea to possession of drugs with the intent to distribute on July 17, 2015, in a plea deal with the Kent County States Attorney in Kent County Circuit Court. THE DEAL: Five years in prison with all but three years and six months suspended.
- Price entered a guilty plea to distribution of drugs in Caroline County Circuit Court on March 31, 2004. THE DEAL: a sentence of eighteen months in jail.
The Kent County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division was assisted in the investigation by the Kent County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, The Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office, Centreville Police Department, the Kent County Narcotics Task Force and the Queen Anne’s County Drug Task Force.