HEROIN HIGHWAY TO HELL: Once a convicted drug dealer on parole, Shawn Donta Hugee just couldn’t stop dealing drugs and do good – now it’s back to the slammer for 25 years
SALISBURY, MD. – Shawn Donta Hugee, 44, of Salisbury had the opportunity to turn his life around but instead, he favored dealing cocaine and running from the cops at over one hundred miles an hour. Now, he has been sentenced to return to the Maryland prison system for the next twenty-five years.
On April 4, 2019, Wicomico Sheriff Deputy Richard Hagel attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle and Hugee was at the wheel. After speeding away from the deputy, Hugee found a way to end the race by plunging over an embankment and crashed the vehicle. Every consideration was given to his past prison sentence as he fled from the deputy thus he ditched the cocaine he was transporting – but the fleetfooted flatfoots were not fooled and they retrieved the same from along the roadside.
Hugee pleaded guilty on Nov. 20, 2019, in Wicomico County Circuit Court and was sentenced by Judge S. James Sarbanes to prison for the next twenty-five years as a result of violating his 2012 drug dealing conviction and probation as well as the new possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute conviction.
Wicomico States Attorney Jamie Dykes commended the law officers connected with the investigation including the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Department, the Salisbury Police Department, the Wicomico Drug Task Force, and Assistant States Attorney Patrizia Coletta. Luke A. Rommel, a free attorney provided by Maryland taxpayers represented Hugee.