Heroin dealer handed 20-year sentence

Arnold Darnall Miles Sr., 48, of Salisbury, was convicted Monday and sentenced on one count of possession with the intent to distribute heroin.

A Wicomico County Circuit Court judge sentenced Miles to the maximum sentence of 20 years in the Maryland Division of Correction.

Miles had been pending charges related to a drug investigation conducted by members of the Maryland State Police Gang Enforcement Unit and members of the Salisbury Police Department’s Safe Streets Unit.

On March 19, Miles was arrested after a substantial amount of heroin was discovered during the course of a traffic stop. While out on bond in that case, investigators learned that Miles had returned to selling heroin.

Based upon intelligence gathered during their investigation, investigators secured a search and seizure warrant for Miles’ Salisbury residence.

On May 3, investigators executed that search and seizure warrant upon Miles’ residence which resulted in the seizure of a large amount of heroin, multiple digital scales, a fake soda can with a hollow center used to conceal heroin, and $528 in U.S. currency.

On Aug. 20, Miles was convicted of possession with the intent to distribute heroin in relation to the March traffic stop. A Wicomico County Circuit Court judge sentenced Miles to the maximum sentence of 20 years.

On Monday, Miles appeared in court in relation to the May event and was sentenced to another 20 years of active incarceration consecutive to the sentence imposed in August.  Miles’ new conviction represents his seventh drug related conviction, his fifth drug related felony conviction, and his twelfth criminal conviction since 1986.

City police issue shoplifting arrests log

In an effort to reduce shoplifting incidents, Salisbury Police released names of those arrested Sept. 8 to 21.

The following people were charged:

Sherrie Lynn Rideout, 52, of Salisbury; Justin Albert Dipaola, 28, of Hebron; Allyson Beth Spindler, 32, of Mardela;  Adam Jason Starkey, 30, of Salisbury; Sviatlana Kazlova, 35, of Selbyville; and KathleenRae Scott, 43, of Millsboro;

Deidra Kaye Davis, 30,of  Delmar; Shannon Mae Macdonald, 26, of  Greenwood;

Burdenia Jo’kifa Maddox, 18, of  Salisbury; Trennel Shalonda Peters, 29, of Salisbury; juvenile female, 17, of Salisbury;  and Kenneth Edgar Webb, 26, of Greenwood.

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