State Troopers, Local Cops Arrest Over 40 In Massive Drug Bust

Greenwood – The Delaware State Police Kent County Drug Unit has arrested multiple suspects after the culmination of a three month investigation into the purchasing of illegal narcotics at Unity Lane, Greenwood, according to Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz.

Bratz said that this proactive initiative concluded on April 13, 2017 as members of the Kent County Drug Unit (KDU) with the assistance of the Kent County Governor’s Task Force (GTF) and the New Jersey National Guard Counterdrug Task Force responded to unit block of Unity Lane in order to conduct a search warrant in response to numerous individuals purchasing illegal narcotics in an open air style drug environment. During the drug investigation eight search warrants were obtained within the community. The alleged ring leaders of the drug organization were identified as Frank Lovett and Jermaine Boyd, according to Bratz

State Police detectives with the assistance of patrol units, Special Operations Response Team (SORT), Dover Police Department, Army National Guard, Harrington Police Department, Dewey Beach Police Department and the Delaware Department of Justice assisted with the search and arrest warrants.

Bratz said as a result of the search warrants, the following items were seized:

Over 101 grams of crack cocaine packaged for sale, 531 baggies of heroin (3.717 grams), 48 grams marijuana, Loaded .357 Ruger handgun which was allegedly reported stolen in 2016, Loaded 9mm Hi Point Model 995 Assault Rifle, .22 caliber handgun, Shotgun, Loaded .380 Browning handgun, ammunition and over $2,300.00 in suspected drug proceeds was also seized.

All subjects were transported to Troop 3 in Camden where they were each charged with Racketeering, Drug Dealing, Wearing a Disguise During a Felony, Conspiracy II, five counts of Possession of a Firearm by Person Prohibited, Receiving a Stolen Firearm, Tier 5 Possession, Tier 4 Possession and Tier 3 Possession.

Jermaine Boyd, 26 of Dover, was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $169,500.00 cash bail.

Mark Boyd, 59 of Greenwood, was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $152,000.00 cash.

Joseph Rayshawne Palmer, 25 of Greenwood, was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $152,000.00 cash bond.

Shanun Handy, 32 of Greenwood, was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $152,000.00 cash bond.

Frank R. Lovett, 29 of Harrington, was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $89,000.00 secured bail.

During the investigation, 36 additional defendants were also charged by members of the Delaware State Police Kent County Drug Unit and the Governor’s Task Force for various drug offenses. Between the months of January to April 2017 the following were arrested as part of this active and ongoing investigation:

Stanley Spencer, 47 of Milford, was charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine, Heroin and Drug Paraphernalia.

Joyce Chapman, 49 of Dover, was charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine.

Frank Lovett, 29 of Greenwood, was charged with Resisting Arrest.

David Vilone, 27 of Harrington, was charged with Resisting Arrest, Tampering and Drug Paraphernalia.

Roxanne Higham, 47 of Townsend, was charged with Felony DUI.

Vicki Porter, 51 of Harrington, was charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine and Drug Paraphernalia.

Shaynee Boone, 28 of Harrington, was charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine and Conspiracy.

Jacquelyn Schlegel, 30 of Harrington, was charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine and Conspiracy.

Melinda Reed, 28 of Milford, was charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine, Heroin, Drug Paraphernalia and Conspiracy.

Sarah Reed, 23 of Milford, was charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine, Heroin, Drug Paraphernalia and Conspiracy.

Carrie Cain, 38 of Milton, was charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine, Heroin, Drug Paraphernalia and Conspiracy.

Jamie Seeger, 35 of Felton, was charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine, Conspiracy and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

James Obyrne, 23 of Dover, was charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine, Conspiracy and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Amdrea Farley, 25 of Felton, was charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Melissa Lindenmeier, 35 of Harrington, was charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine, Heroin, Drug Paraphernalia and Conspiracy.

Reginald Marshall, 36 of Milford, was charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine, Heroin, Drug Paraphernalia and Conspiracy.

Corey Comstock, 23 of Milford, was charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine and Paraphernalia.

Larry Owens, 55 of Harrington, was charged with Possession of Marijuana.

Douglas Coppock, 26 of Frederica, was charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine and Paraphernalia.

Laurie Wilcutts, 37 of Frederica, was charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine, Heroin and Conspiracy.

Ashlee Gillespie, 27 of Harrington, was charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine, Heroin and Conspiracy.

Jamie Chrisler, 30 of Dover, was charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine, Paraphernalia and Conspiracy.

Tina Herzog, 28 of Milford, was charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine, Paraphernalia and Conspiracy.

Gerimino Gomez, 43 of Harrington, was charged with Tampering and Drug Paraphernalia.

Angela Evans, 39 of Felton, was charged with Possession of Heroin, Paraphernalia and Conspiracy.

Eric Estabrook, 39 of Frederica, was charged with Possession of Heroin, Paraphernalia and Conspiracy.

Randal Reny, 34 of Hartly, was charged with Possession of Marijuana.

Courtney Krebel, 38 of Harrington, was charged with Possession of Heroin and Paraphernalia.

Bayard Spence, 27 of Houston, was charged with Possession of Heroin and Paraphernalia.

Lilton Stevens, 40 of Harrington, was charged with Delivery of Crack Cocaine, Possession with the Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine and Paraphernalia.

Ryan Lefort, 25 of Harrington, was charged with Possession of Heroin and Paraphernalia.

Jeremy Howard, 36 of Magnolia, charged with being a local fugitive.

Katherine Leech, 31 of Magnolia charged with being a local fugitive.

Travis Crowe, 41 of Magnolia charged with being a local fugitive.

Ashley Henderson, 26 of Harrington, was charged with Criminal Solicitation and Drug Paraphernalia.

Melissa Glenn, 37 of Seaford, was charged with Criminal Solicitation and Drug Paraphernalia.

Bratz said this is an active and ongoing investigation with continued proactive enforcement.

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