Eastern Shore Drug Task Force Operation Nets 25 Arrests, More Sought

Pictured left to right: Sheriff Ronnie Howard-Somerset County, Md., Sheriff Matt Crisafulli-Worcester County, Md., Lieutenant Eric Penree-Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation-Drug Enforcement Section, Sheriff Mike Lewis-Wicomico County, Md., Sheriff Todd Wessells-Accomack County, Sheriff David Doughty-Northampton County,, Captain Greg Mathias-Virginia State Police-Bureau of Field Operations-Division Five, Lieutenant Allen Williams-Bureau of Field Operations-Division Five. Submitted photo.

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The Eastern Shore Drug Task Force conducted Operation “Masked Man” Aug. 11 and 12 to attempt to arrest multiple individuals on sealed indictments in Accomack and Northampton counties for distribution of various controlled narcotics, including cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl, according to a press release.
Multiple law enforcement agencies from Maryland and Virginia, including the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshal’s Service, Maryland State Police, Virginia State Police-Area 31, Division 1, 5, and 7 Tactical Teams, DES-Chesapeake, Virginia Marine Police, Virginia Department of Corrections – Probation and Parole District Four, Accomack and Northampton County Sheriff’s Offices, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester County Sheriff’s Offices, and the Exmore Police Department, collaborated to serve sealed indictments in Accomack and Northampton counties, as well as attempting to locate multiple individuals being sought for outstanding probation violations.
As result, 25 people were arrested and charged with 41 felony distribution offenses and one probation violation.
Arrested and charged were:

Ambrose Anthony Cuffee (1 count)
Kamal Yamani Cuffee (2 counts)
James Rashaun Bundick (1 count)
Marquie Lovell Tankard (3 counts)
Anton Tankard (3 counts)
Dwayne Lawrtence Sample (2 counts)
Steve Allen Lyons Jr. (1 count)
Jaymese Meshine Turner (1 count)
James Patrick Bowen (1 count)
Heather Rene Corbin (2 counts)
Robert Edward Giddings Jr. (2 counts)
Kerwin Antwan Harmon (1 count)
Corey Lamont Newkirk (2 counts)
Robert Knoulton Bradley (2 counts)
Shauntae Arnez Giddens (2 counts)
Keron Andrae Matthews (3 counts)
Antalf Manu Nottingham (1 count)
Bernard Anthony Brickhouse (3 counts)
Brianna Brookshire (probation violation)
Pierce Scanlan (3 counts)
Clifton Townsend (3 counts)
Ryan Fitchett (1count)
Benito Flores (2 counts)
William Antonio Davis (3 counts)
Maurice Williams (5 counts).

Several people are still being sought. Still at large are:

Fred Anthony Upshur (2 counts)
Terrell Termaine Sample (2 counts)
Devonte Leshawn Sample (2 counts)
Nicholas Keshon Drummond (3 counts)
Marquis Orville Giddings (1 count)
Jose Ramon Negron (4 counts)
Sando M. Simon (1 count)
Frank Nick Piliro (probation violation)
Kendrell L. Davis (3 counts).

During the operation, Sheriff’s from Wicomico, Somerset, and Worcester counties in Maryland as well as Accomack and Northampton counties in Virginia met with the Virginia State Police Bureau of Field Operations and Bureau of Criminal Investigations to discuss current distribution issues and how to support each other during investigations that span multiple jurisdictions. A combined effort has resulted in numerous narcotic investigations, arrests, and convictions in the past and that effort continues.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the remaining individuals or ongoing drug activity may call the Eastern Shore Drug Task Force at 757-414-0746.
If you have information related to other criminal activities you may also contact the appropriate Sheriff’s Office or Virginia State Police at the following numbers:
Accomack County Sheriff’s Office 757-787-1131
Northampton County Sheriff’s Office 757-678-0458
Virginia State Police 800-582-8350 (toll free)
Virginia State Police-Melfa 757-787-5813.
You may remain anonymous with your information.
The Eastern Shore Drug Task Force is comprised of the Accomack and Northampton County Sheriff’s Offices and the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Drug Enforcement Section – Chesapeake.

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