Tuesday, March 6, 2012

News From the Pocomoke City Police Department

Pocomoke City Police Partner
with Crisfield Police Department;
Working together makes a difference

On May 26, 2011 Chief Kelvin Sewell, then Lt Kelvin Sewell along with Pocomoke City Police Officer Savage traveled to Crisfield MD to assist the Crisfield Police Department with an ongoing drug problem they were experiencing in the area of the Somers Cove housing area.

Chief Sewell and Officer Savage were able to purchase crack cocaine from a known drug dealer who was identified as Andre Fisher of Crisfield, MD. The purchase was made at the residence of Mr. Fisher who resided at the Somers Cove housing in Crisfield, MD.

Today, March 6, 2012 Chief Sewell, Officer Savage, Lieutenant of Crisfield Police Department, and other Crisfield Officers appeared in Circuit Court in Princess Anne MD for trial. After the testimony of each Officer was given, the Defendant Andre Fisher was found guilty and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Mr. Fisher then became highly upset and began using profanity towards the Officers and then spit in the direction of the Judge. Mr. Fisher was wrestled to the floor by the Somerset County Sheriff’s Deputies and then carried out of the courtroom.

Chief K D Sewell

Pocomoke City Police Department

March 6, 2012


Anonymous said...

Great Job accomplished by all the agencies involved...and what an idiot to spit in court, for that reason alone I would have unsuspended the 10yrs the judge did suspend...I'd expect no less respect from that scumbag though giving he showed no respect to the community he lived in or the housing complex he lived in by selling that stuff anyway....good riddens to him...somebody's kid somewhere is much better off he's gone...

Anonymous said...

It's great that the Officer from different agencies are now working together,it has been along time coming. At the end of the court trial involving criminal Fisher it only go's to show how these drug dealers should not live in society with normal hard working people. Good comment Anon 8:27, I feel the same, kids are safer now with Fisher off the streets.

Anonymous said...

I said it once and I'll say it again. Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.

Anonymous said...

I'm a long time resident in Crisfield and it's about time someone finally arrested andre. he has been selling drugs in the crisfield area to kids for years. I wish he would have received life in prison. What's sad about this dealer is that he has been residing in public housing for years and making thousands of dollars from selling drugs. And for spitting at a Judge, they should have thrown away the key on him. Crisfield is a better place now that andre is no longer living here.

jmmb said...

Anon 2:37 -I've been thinking about this all day. It's true this one dealer, a menace to society for a number of years, has been put away. But still, as he has been for years, he is societies problem. We still have to pay for him. Society still has to pay for all of those like him. But was it OUR, responsibility as a civilized society, to raise him?

This person became the responsibility of someone else the second he drew his first breath on Earth! Yet, some would argue that it is societies fault that young people 'like him' have nothing to do or no place to go.

Quite frankly, I know animals that act with better control for being reprimanded. Someone should have taught him better!

This is a start. Ten years doesn't seem long enough but I'm sure it's a giant relief to those in that community to know where he will be.