SALISBURY, Md.- A suspected drug dealer is facing numerous charges following a police raid that occurred over the weekend at a Salisbury apartment.
Salisbury police said that shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday, May 5, officers executed a search and seizure warrant on an apartment located on Emory Court. According to police, the warrant was obtained after officers had first responded to the apartment for a domestic disturbance and observed in plain view evidence of contraband. According to police, officers also had seized evidence that linked 41-year-old Michael Lamar Pagson Sr. of Salisbury to the distribution of cocaine. Police said that in addition, a quantity of cocaine was located on Pagson's person to indicate distribution of the drug.
Authorities said the officers also recovered a loaded 9 mm handgun and paraphernalia used to weight and distribute cocaine.
A criminal history check of Pagson revealed that he is a prohibited person by Maryland law to be in possession of a handgun, according to investigators.
Pagson was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine, use handgun during commission of a felony, possess a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, possession of firearm by a felon, possession of a firearm after conviction of a felony, possession of a regulated firearm by a felon, possession of a regulated firearm after being convicted of a disqualifying crime, and four counts of possession of paraphernalia. He is being held without bond in the Wicomico County Detention Center.