POCOMOKE CITY -- A Pocomoke man who works as a corrections officer in Wicomico County has been arrested on 15 counts of cocaine possession and distribution.
Police spent eight months investigating Jeremy Dashawn Moore, 29, before executing a search and seizure warrant at Moore's residence and arresting him.
According to a Worcester County grand jury indictment handed down this week, Moore was seen allegedly possessing and distributing cocaine in the Linden Avenue area of Pocomoke City on five occasions between March 21 and April 17. The indictment alleges Moore sold cocaine on several occasions to a confidential informant, who isn't named, and the amount of cocaine Moore had, the indictment says, was "in sufficient quantity to indicate an intention to distribute."
Moore was released from the Worcester County Jail, where he was detained, on $90,000 bond. He is employed by the Wicomico County Detention Center as a master corrections officer, Wicomico County spokesman Jim Fineran said.
George Kaloroumakis, director of the detention center, said he was unsure how long Moore had worked there, but said "he's not a new employee."
The Worcester County Sheriff's Office Criminal Enforcement Team, the Pocomoke City Police Department and the Wicomico County Narcotics Task Force were all involved in the investigation, which is ongoing, police said.
Asked if the charges were connected to Moore's employment at the Wicomico jail, Worcester State's Attorney Joel Todd would not speculate.
"Whatever he's accused of doing, he's accused of doing it in Worcester County," Todd said. "I can't talk about the facts of a pending case."
Online Maryland court records show Moore was charged by police with misdemeanor malicious destruction of property in 1998, but the charges were dropped in court. In 1999, an open container charge filed by Ocean City police against Moore was dropped when the case reached District Court.