Troopers: Two Charged With Possession of Heroin, Conspiracy, One Held, One Out On Unsecured Bond

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Delaware State Police Department of Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit concluded a two-month drug investigation which led to multiple charges, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at approximately 9:30 a.m., a traffic stop was conducted on S. Dupont Highway in the area of Lebanon Road. Contact was made with the driver, 27-year-old Eric K. Johnson of Dover, who initially provided a false name. Subsequently, Johnson was taken into custody and a search of his vehicle revealed approximately 1,326 bags of heroin (9.292 grams) and over $600.00 in suspected drug proceeds.

Johnson was known to frequent a residence in the River Chase Apartments in Dover and a search warrant was executed at that residence, according to Jaffe. Upon the execution of the search warrant, approximately 2,210 more bags of heroin (15.47 grams) and over $2,000.00 in suspected drug proceeds were located, said Jaffe.

As a result of the search warrant and investigation, the homeowner identified as 28-year-old Maurita Guzman was taken into custody without incident.

Eric K. Johnson was transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged with the following:

Possession of Heroin in a Tier 5 quantity (2 counts)
Possession With Intent to Deliver Heroin Tier 4 (2 counts)
Conspiracy Second Degree
Criminal Impersonation
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Traffic Violation
Johnson was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $102,501 secured bond.

Maurita Guzman was transported back to Troop 3 where she was charged with the following:

Possession of Heroin in a Tier 5 quantity
Conspiracy Second Degree
Maintaining a Drug Property
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Guzman was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $13,500.00 unsecured bond.

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