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Salisbury Man Convicted of Drug Trafficking

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Deshaun D. Darling Deshaun D. Darling

SALISBURY, Md.- A Wicomico County jury on Thursday convicted a 38-year-old Salisbury man of drug trafficking, firearms and related charges. 

The conviction of Deshaun D. Darling stemmed from a Sept. 4 traffic stop conducted by Maryland State Police. Prosecutors said that as officers approached Darling's car, Darling put it into gear and sped away, leading law enforcement officers on a 20-minute pursuit that ended in the parking lot of a Salisbury business. Police were able to get Darling into custody without incident. 

Authorities said that at the time of his arrest, Darling was wearing a bullet-proof vest and had a .40 caliber handgun next to his seat in the vehicle. Prosecutors said that a search of Darling and his car revealed that he had 7.5 grams of cocaine, a digital scale, and more than $1,600 in cash. Troopers obtained additional evidence against Darling after executing a search warrant on a home in the county.

Darling's bond has been revoked and he is being held at the Wicomico County Detention Center until sentencing at a later date.

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