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Worcester County Sheriff’s Office

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On Tuesday August 7th, at about 0930 Hrs. The Worcester County Sheriff’s office responded to homer Gudelsky Park in West Ocean City to investigate the possible recovery of a bone. Deputies responded and met with a couple who stated that they were wading out in the water and came across an object that appeared to be like a suitcase or box. They reached into the object and pulled out items such as; parts of a woman’s shoe, pottery, and what appeared to be a bone.

One of the leading causes of crashes is speed. Last year there were 557 deaths on Maryland roadways due to automobile crashes. In an effort to reduce crashes and fatalities associated with crashes, the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office will be utilizing new technology in measuring speed. The speed detection device can record vehicle speeds and photograph violators for later identification. The device will be augmented with a Deputy in the area enforcing the traffic laws.

On July 24th, 2018, members of the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team conducted a traffic stop for speed in the Berlin, Maryland. Upon contact with the operator, who was identified as Jalil E. Pierce, Age 31, of Portsmouth, Virginia, Deputies could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search was conducted of this vehicle which revealed 1,250 individually wrapped bags of heroin along with small amount of marijuana. Pierce was placed under arrest and transported to the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office for processing where he was charged with the following offenses:


On July 20th, 2018, members of the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team executed a search and seizure warrant at a residence in Whalleyville, Maryland as a result of a heroin distribution investigation. The Criminal Enforcement Team was assisted by the Worcester County STAR Team, Worcester County States Attorney’s Office and the Ocean City Police Department during the execution of this search and seizure warrant. Investigators subsequently located, 2,472 individually wrapped bags of heroin, 19.5 grams of cocaine, and a loaded handgun.

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It was an honor and a privilege when I was asked by Sheriff Charles Martin to return to my post in January of 2010, due to his illness. Upon the requests of many Republicans, Democrats and Independents who were aware of my previous track record, I was further honored and made the decision to continue and serve the communities in this County as I have done these last 38 years. I truly care about the people of this County where I have lived all my life, and I care about each one of my Deputies. I am also proud of my endorsement for Sheriff by area Chief's of Police, Mayor and City Council's, Civil / Fraternal Organizations and businesses within Worcester County.