Police Chief Praises State Police For Help In Drug Bust

Milton – The Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit, in partnership with Milton Police Department, have arrested two people after the culmination of a one month long investigation into illegal drug sales from a residence in Milton, according to Delaware State Police Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier.

Terrance L Barnes
Terrance L Barnes

Fournier said that on Tuesday January 31, 2017 around 11:00 a.m., the Sussex County Drug Unit and the Milton Police Department conducted a search warrant at a residence in the 400 block of Pine Street. Terrance L. Barnes, 35 of Milton, was taken into custody without incident outside the residence, while Parker M. Dutton, 38 of Milton, was taken into custody without incident inside the residence. A search of the residence revealed 42 bags (.63 grams) of heroin, 7.1 grams of crack cocaine, .58 grams of powder cocaine, and over $3,100.00 in suspected drug proceeds, said Fournier.

Both subjects were transported back to Troop 4 where Terrance Barnes was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine, and Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription, according to Fournier. Barnes was arraigned at JP2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $15,000.00 secured bond.

Parker M Dutton
Parker M Dutton

Parker Dutton was charged with Maintaining a Drug Property, two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription, and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was arraigned at JP2 and released on $3,500.00 unsecured bond, said Barnes.

The Milton Chief of Police said in a statement “I would like to thank the Delaware State Police for their lead and partnership in this investigation, and the citizens of Milton for providing us with information.” Chief Robert Longo continues by saying, “We take our community’s concerns very serious.”

 

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