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Salisbury Man Arrested on Drugs, Weapons Charges

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Gary Simpson Jr. (Photo: Salisbury Police Department) Gary Simpson Jr. (Photo: Salisbury Police Department)
Recovered handgun (Photo: Salisbury Police Department) Recovered handgun (Photo: Salisbury Police Department)

SALISBURY, Md. – Salisbury police say officers arrested a man for handgun charges and distributing narcotics after neighbors complained of suspicious drug activity.

Police said that on Sunday officers conducted patrols in the Delaware Avenue and West Main Street area after receiving complaints from neighbors. While on these patrols, officers said they saw Gary Lionel Simpson Jr., 27, engaged in a drug transaction. According to police, further investigation revealed that Simpson was seen hiding drugs behind a house after the transaction.

Police said a search of the area led to the recovery of an amount of a controlled dangerous substance and a loaded handgun, which was reported stolen from Delaware. Officers placed Simpson under arrest without incident, authorities said. Simpson was transported to Wicomico County Central Booking where he is being held on bond.

Simpson is charged with trespass, controlled dangerous substance possession with intent to distribute, controlled dangerous substance possession not marijuana, possession of firearm, and controlled dangerous substance distribution. 

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers of the Lower Eastern Shore at 410-548-1776 or the Salisbury Police Department at  410-548-3165.

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