The Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office is pleased to report that on January 4, 2011, newly appointed Assistant State’s Attorney, Karen M. Dean secured a jury verdict in favor of the State after trial by jury in the case of State v. Brett Evans, Sr. A Wicomico County jury found Evans guilty of Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine and Possession of Cocaine. Evans’ charges stemmed from a December 2009 arrest.
The Delmar Police had received numerous complaints about illegal drug sales in their community and arrested Evans after he sold cocaine to an undercover law enforcement officer. Notably, Evans is registered as a sex offender in the State of Delaware.
Newly sworn Wicomico County State’s Attorney, Matthew A. Maciarello, stated that this successful prosecution by Mrs. Dean is a testament to this office’s commitment to vigorously prosecute drug dealers in our community. Maciarello congratulated Dean and the officers of the Delmar Police Department. Maciarello continued that this will be the first of many successful prosecutions for Mrs. Dean and the office as a whole.
Evans is scheduled to be sentenced by the Court later this month.
Matthew A. Maciarello
for Wicomico County
P.O. Box 1006
Salisbury, MD 21803