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Eastern Shore Police Beat: Heroin Kingpins Lined Up for Big House Blues – Now with photos!

Drummond had been charged with Drug Kingpin charges as well as five other counts on June 23rd and locked up in jail on June 24th and released on July 21st, when the Queen Anne’s County States Attorney dropped all the charges. The police and prosecutors filed new charges against Drummond just in time for him to be arrested again on July 25th.

Drummond must have a hard time running his drug kingpin business allegedly selling heroin to the brain-dead druggies of Maryland when he spends so much time behind bars.

In a Caroline County Circuit Court trial held on March 25, 2014, Drummond faced charges of drug possession and attempting to elude police by beating feet in an incident which took place on Oct. 25, 2014. In a plea deal arranged by his attorney Stephanie A. Shipley of Easton and the Caroline County States Attorney, Drummond was found guilty on July 10, 2014. He was sentenced to 90 days in the slammer with no time suspended. Drug possession charges placed on Oct. 26, 2013 by Officer John Labelle resulted in a trial on Jan. 31, 2014. Drummond was found guilty and sentenced to three years and one day.

Home Invasion: police charge Paul A. Tatem with murder of Donald G. Mariner; assault of housemate

Tatem is charged with the murder of Donald G. Mariner, 72, who was found dead in his home in the 27000-block of Pemberton Drive, Salisbury, early on the morning of April 16, 2014. Mariner and his housemate, a 50-year-old man, had both been assaulted when suspect(s) entered the home during an apparent home invasion. Mariner was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy determined Mariner was murdered and died from blunt force injuries. The younger victim survived.

State Police report bagging four running heroin ring on Eastern Shore

(DENTON, MD) – A cooperative cross-jurisdictional and multi-state drug investigation has led to at least four arrests with more expected as police dismantle a drug trafficking organization they believe was responsible for the distribution of heroin and a variety of other drugs throughout the Upper Shore region.

The first suspect is identified as Byron S. Drummond, 27, of Denton, Md. He is charged with being a drug kingpin, possession of a large amount of a controlled dangerous substance (heroin), possession with intent to distribute narcotics, and two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance not marijuana. Following his arrest, Drummond was ordered held without bail in the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center.