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Salisbury Police Arrest 1 in Firearms Incident Following a Drug Deal

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Cody Braxton Hicks, 22 (Photo: Salisbury Police) Cody Braxton Hicks, 22 (Photo: Salisbury Police)
Shotgun used during the incident (Photo: Salisbury Police) Shotgun used during the incident (Photo: Salisbury Police)
SALISBURY, Md. - Salisbury Police made one arrest and are searching for another after a drug deal went bad in Salisbury on Tuesday.

Police say officers responded to 135 N. Park Drive for the report of a firearms incident just before 4 p.m. Tuesday. Police say the man who lived there, Cody Braxton Hicks, 22, told them that someone had stolen property from his home then took off in a newer model Honda sedan.

Hicks told police that the suspect reportedly fired a single gunshot into the air as he was fleeing, according to police. During the investigation, police say they learned that Hicks was not truthful in his initial statement. 

Through their investigation, police say they learned that Hicks is an active marijuana distributor and had arranged to sell pot to a buyer, but during that transaction, the buyer had attempted to steal marijuana from Hicks. As the unidentified man fled the home in the Honda sedan, police say Hicks fired a single round towards the vehicle.

Hicks was arrested and transported to Wicomico County Central Booking. He's charged with giving a false statement to police officers, obstructing and hindering and discharging a firearm within city limits shotgun used during an incident.

No injuries were reported during this incident, according to police. 

Salisbury Police Department and the City of Salisbury Neighborhood Services are currently working with the landlord of 135 N. Park Drive in an effort to eliminate this activity in the future, according to the department. Authorities say a narcotics investigation has been initiated into the activity at that residence in an effort to identify the unidentified buyer. 

The investigation is ongoing and police are requesting the public's assistance in identifying the unidentified buyer in this case as well as the Honda sedan, which may have bullet holes in it. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Salisbury Police Department or Crime Solvers (410) 548-1776 and you may remain anonymous. Crime Solvers will pay up to $1000 for information that leads to the arrest of the suspects involved in this investigation.



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