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Salisbury Drug Dealer Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

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Alexander Dewight Stevens Alexander Dewight Stevens
SALISBURY, Md.- Prosecutors with the Wicomico County State’s Attorney's Office say a convicted Salisbury drug dealer has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

 On June 11, 2014, a Wicomico County Circuit Court jury convicted 34-year-old Alexander Dewight Stevens of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and possession with the intent to distribute marijuana. 

Wicomico County State’s Attorney Matthew A. Maciarello said following the jury trial, a judge sentenced Stevens to 10 years in the Maryland Division of Corrections for the cocaine offense. That 10-year sentence represented a mandatory minimum, non-parole eligible sentence based upon Stevens' status as a subsequent offender.  Stevens had previously been convicted of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine in 2009.  Under the count related to possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, Stevens was sentenced to five years. That five-year active sentence was ordered to be served consecutive to the 10-year sentence imposed for the cocaine offense.

Maciarello said Stevens had been pending charges related to a drug investigation conducted by members of the Salisbury Police Department's Safe Streets Unit and members of the Maryland State Police Gang Enforcement Unit. This investigation culminated in the issuance of a search and seizure warrant for Stevens' person and home.  During surveillance prior to execution of the search warrant, investigators said they observed Stevens leave his home while carrying a black backpack and enter into a cab. The cab was immediately stopped and the same black backpack was found resting between Stevens' legs.

Investigators said they searched the black backpack and recovered a Crown Royal bag that contained a large amount of powder cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana packaged and ready for street-level distribution. 
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