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HEROIN HIGHWAY TO HELL: Sheriff Mike Lewis rounds up two ex-con drug dealers as three fatal heroin overdoses take place in one week

SALISBURY, MD. –  Two men who have allegedly been running heroin and cocaine in the Greater Salisbury area are now cooling their heels in the Wicomico Jail facing serious drug distribution charges. Wicomico Sheriff Mike Lewis points to the triple dose of fatal heroin overdoses that took place in one week.

Smith and Woods charged with heroin distribution Wicomico County Aug. 9, 2919 (2)

During the last several months, the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Community Action Team working in conjunction with the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Enforcement Team, conducted an investigation into the illegal sales of narcotics from a home in the 1600 block of Mount Hermon Road, Salisbury, MD.

In the past week alone, Wicomico County has experienced the losses of at least three residents to opioid-related fatal overdoses. Several others have overdosed and been successfully revived with Naloxone, a life-saving narcotic designed to reverse the effects of opioids.

On August 9th, 2019, the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Response Team (SERT) executed a search and seizure warrant at the residence.

Wicomico Sheriff Mike Lewis reports that members of the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Community Action Team and the Criminal Investigation Division conducted a search of the residence.

 Lamont Marvin Smith, 52, and Dwight Leroy Woods, 35, were located inside of the residence.

 A search of the residence in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the Search and Seizure Warrant revealed the following items:

  • 141 grams of heroin
    • 96 individual bags of heroin
    • 20.93 grams of crack cocaine packaged in 85 individual bags
    • 1.03 grams of cocaine
    • Digital scales
    • $8,194 in U.S. Currency
    • Seventeen rounds of .40 caliber handgun ammunition
    • Twelve Alprazolam Schedule 4 Pills
    • Other items of evidentiary value

All of the items were seized. As a result, Smith and Woods of Salisbury were arrested and released to Wicomico County Jail.

Police say that additional arrests are pending as the investigation continues. 

The primary mission of the Community Action Team (CAT) is to assist the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division (CID).

The Community Action Team is also tasked with handling nuisance issues within Wicomico County, which includes the investigation of street-level sales and possession of controlled dangerous substances. The result of this investigation is a great example of two community crime reduction teams working in cohesion to make the neighborhoods of Wicomico County safe.

Smith and Woods were both charged with the following:

Charges:

  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine
    • Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin
    • Possession Large Amount of Heroin
    • Possession of CDS: Not Marijuana
    • Possession of CDS: Not Marijuana
    • Possession of CDS: Not Marijuana
    • Possession with intent to distribute Alprazolam
    • Possession of ammunition by a prohibited person

Lamont Marvin Smith, of 125 Jamestown Road, Unit D, Ocean City, Md., was indicted in Worcester County on Feb. 23, 2011 for felony distribution of heroin, possession of heroin, and possession. In Worcester Circuit Court in a plea deal with States Attorney Beau Oglesby, Smith pleaded guilty to two counts of felony distribution of heroin. THE DEAL: 16 years in prison, and as this is the Alice in Wonderland Maryland Judiciary, Smith didn’t spend all of his sentence in prison and was able to return to his heroin business, dealing death.

Dwight L. Woods Jr., of 1513 Pratt Street, Baltimore, Md., entered a guilty plea to felony distribution of heroin on Feb. 6, 2013 in Wicomico Circuit Court and in a plea deal, other charges were dropped. THE DEAL: Woods was sentenced to five years in prison and was given credit for 141 days of time served.

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