Heroin, Cocaine Dealer To Serve 10 Years

WHALEYVILLE — A Delaware man, arrested in July after a raid at a residence in Whaleyville turned up thousands of bags of heroin, other drugs and a loaded handgun, pleaded guilty last week to possession with intent to distribute and was sentenced to 20 years, all but 10 of which were suspended.

On July 20, the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team executed a search and seizure warrant at a residence in Whaleyville after an ongoing heroin distribution investigation in the north end of the county. The Criminal Enforcement Team was assisted by the Worcester County STAR Team, the Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Ocean City Police Department during the execution of the search and seizure warrant.


Cody L. Hudson

During the search, investigators located 2,472 individually-wrapped bags or heroin, nearly 20 grams of cocaine and a loaded handgun. As a result, Cody Lee Hudson, 33, of Dagsboro, was taken into custody and charged with possession of heroin and cocaine, possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine, possession of a large amount of heroin, possession of a firearm in relation to a drug-trafficking crime and other weapons charges.

Last week, Hudson pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin and was sentenced to 20 years, all but 10 of which were then suspended. He also pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm during a drug-trafficking crime and was sentenced to five years for that charge. Hudson was placed on probation for three years upon his release.

About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.