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Wicomico Co. Heroin Dealer Convicted

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SALISBURY, Md.- An accused heroin dealer was convicted this week in Wicomico County.

Jermaine Peters, 34, was found guilty Tuesday of possession with the intent to distribute a large amount of heroin, being a felon in possession of regulated firearms, possession of a regulated firearm during a drug trafficking crime and numerous other related offenses, Wicomico County State's Attorney Matt Maciarello said Thursday.
The conviction stems from a search and seizure warrant executed back on October 13, 2015, at a home at 1402 Chateau Drive in Salisbury, Maciarello said. When officers arrived to execute the warrant, Peters was found on the back porch and a woman, later identified as Priscilla Hammond, 33, was found in living room of the home, according to police. 

Police said as officers searched a dresser in the master bedroom of the home they found two stolen handguns which were loaded with ammunition, numerous gun magazines containing live ammunition and several boxes with additional live ammunition.  In the master bedroom closet, officers said they found a rifle and a shoe box which contained a large amount of cash.  The total amount money recovered from the home and Peter's person was $118,667.26, according to police.  Officers also found over a kilogram of heroin in a nightstand located in the master bathroom, police said.  The street value of the heroin was estimated to be over $700,000. 
According to Maciarello, Peters has multiple prior convictions including felony drug and firearms convictions.  Sentencing in this case was deferred to allow for a pre-sentencing investigation to be completed.  

Peter's potential total sentence on the offenses for which he was convicted is 121 years with at least 20 years of that time being mandatory, non-parole eligible time, according to Maciarello.

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