Good work to the Wicomico County Sheriff's Department, who got heroine and crack cocaine of the streets over the weekend. While most of us think a fun Memorial Day weekend involves the beach or a BBQ, this guy thought speeding and running a stop sign while drunk driving with drugs in his car was a smart idea. Remember, even if you are a safe driver, others might not be, so when you are out keep your eyes peeled and stay safe Delmarva!
"Incident: Possession of CDS / DUI
Date of Incident: 24 May 2014
Location: West Isabella Street, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Byron Maurice Simpson, 31, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 24 May 2014 at 4:50 AM a deputy stopped a vehicle operated by Byron Simpson for speeding and running a stop sign. Upon making contact with Simpson, the deputy detected an odor of alcohol emanating from with the vehicle. That along with other indicators led the deputy to suspect that Simpson was under the influence of alcohol which led to the administration of sobriety testing. At the conclusion of the testing the deputy placed Simpson under arrest for DUI.
Post arrest, the deputy discovered that Simpson was in possession of what was identified as heroin and crack cocaine. Upon searching Simpson’s vehicle, the deputy located what was identified as marijuana.
During processing Simpson refused to submit to a breath test.
The deputy transported Simpson to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Simpson without bond pending a bond review on 27 May 2014.
Charges: Possession of Heroin / Possession of Crack Cocaine / Possession of Marijuana / Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol"