Three Arrested After Probation Officers Visit Home

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Selbyville – The Delaware State Police Sussex County Governor’s Task Force (GTF) have arrested three people after a probationary visit uncovers heroin and a rifle, according to Delaware State Police Public Information Officer Master Corporal Gary Fournier.

Brad Fosque
Brad Fosque

Fournier said that on Monday, January 30, 2017 at approximately 10:55 a.m., the Sussex County Governor’s Task Force, were alerted by Probation and Parole Officers from the Georgetown Office, to respond to the 31000 block of Lighthouse Road after an administrative probation check on Brad A. Fosque, 38, a Level 3 probationer, uncovered a rifle and drugs.

When probation officers arrived at the home, Fosque and Phillip M. Smith II, 28 of Frankford, who is also on probation, were contacted inside the residence, said Fournier.

An initial search of the home revealed a gun case in the living room and when officers inspected the case, an AR-15 rifle was found inside with two fully loaded magazines containing 63 rounds of .223 ammunition, according to Hale.

Fournier said that Probation Officers continued to search and found 655 bags (9.825 grams) of heroin hidden in a trash bag. The homeowner, William Hudson, 26, returned to the residence while the troopers and probation officers were conducting the search and was also taken into custody.

William Hudson
William Hudson

All three were transported back to Troop 4 where William Hudson was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 5 Quantity (Heroin), Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited Who Also Possesses a Controlled Substance, Maintaining a Drug Property, Conspiracy 2nd, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was arraigned at JP2 and released on $38,100.00 unsecured bond.

Brad Fosque was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 5 Quantity (Heroin), Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited, Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited Who Also Possesses a Controlled Substance, Conspiracy 2nd, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was arraigned at JP2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $50,100.00 cash bond.

Phillip Smith
Phillip Smith

Phillip Smith was charged with two counts of Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited. He was arraigned at JP2 and committed to SCI on $7,500.00 secured.

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