Update: Salisbury Man Sentenced to 145 Years in Prison for Human Trafficking

Posted: Jul 15, 2015 2:45 PM EDT

Updated: Jul 16, 2015 7:29 AM EDT

SALISBURY, Md.- A Wicomico County Circuit Court jury on Wednesday afternoon found a Salisbury man guilty of human trafficking, kidnapping and related charges. Following the jury's verdict, 36-year-old Cornelius Alexander Briddell was sentenced to 145 years in prison. 

Authorities said 36-year-old Briddell was the leader of a human trafficking ring late last year in Salisbury. According to police, the women were kidnapped and forced to prostitute themselves at the America's Best Value Inn on Route 13 in North Salisbury.

Many of the women he kidnapped were heroin addicts, so he used those addictions against them, only giving them heroin if they hit a certain quota of "clients" every day...