Salisbury teen arrested for drug trafficking, with 16 pounds of marijuana in possession

Salisbury man arrested for drug trafficking, with 16 pounds of marijuana in possession; photo courtesy of Maryland State Police

SALISBURY, Md. (WBFF) -- On Thursday, Maryland State Police announced the arrest of Michael Dashawn Walls, 19, of Salisbury, who was involved in a major multi-state drug trafficking operation.

On Dec. 20, the Maryland State Police Heroin Investigative Unit, as well as multiple law enforcement agencies, arrested Michael Walls with 7,292 grams (16.1 pounds) of raw marijuana and $795 in drug proceeds.

Maryland State Police said Walls is charged with several felony and misdemeanor violations of Maryland's controlled dangerous substance laws, reckless endangerment and maintaining a common nuisance. Police say additional charges are expected to be filed at a later time.

In late 2017, the Maryland State Police Heroin Investigative Unit, led by the Maryland State Police, and other law enforcement agencies, began an investigation into the distribution of opioids by a documented criminal gang associate identified as Narada Michael Walls, 37, in several counties, Baltimore City and neighboring states.

Police say Narada Walls' opioid distribution was primarily focused in and around Salisbury and Wicomico County, Maryland.

Walls, who was arrested on Dec. 15, has also been identified as Michael Walls' father.

Investigators served a search and seizure warrant at Walls' residence located at 300 Mill Pond Lane in Salisbury and recovered a 9 mm semi-automatic assault rifle, a tactical style .20 gauge, pump-action shotgun, in addition to other items value related to the Walls opioid drug-trafficking organization.

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