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Two Cumberland Residents Charged with Various Drug-Related Offenses

November 9th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

On November 7, 2020, an officer on patrol in the area of Queen City Drive observed a vehicle commit multiple traffic violations.  The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the occupants inside.  Based on the officer’s observations, a K-9 was requested to conduct a free air sniff, which resulted in a positive alert.   A search was conducted and the officer located CDS paraphernalia, a quantity of heroin/Fentanyl packaged in a manner to indicate distribution, and a large sum of currency.  Based on the officer’s findings, Brian Wade Simmons Jr., 30 of Cumberland, MD and Perry Nelson Hamilton Jr., 40 of Cumberland, MD were placed under arrest.  Simmons was taken to the District Court Commissioner for his initial appearance and remanded to the Allegany County Detention Center, held without bond.

Hamilton was issued a criminal citation and released pending his appearance in District Court.

Arrested: Brian Wade Simmons              Age: 30 of Cumberland, MD


Charges:   Possession with intent to distribute Fentanyl/heroin

                  Possess with intent to distribute narcotics

                  Possession not marijuana

                  Possession of controlled paraphernalia


Arrested: Perry Nelson Hamilton Jr.     Age: 40 of Cumberland, MD


Charges: CDS possession of paraphernalia