Task Force Arrest 35 In Claymont, Wilmington


Wilmington/Claymont – A multi-agency operation conducted on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at targeted locations in the greater North Wilmington area has resulted in the arrest of 35 individuals on criminal charges, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said the crime blitz focused on areas in North Wilmington and Claymont, to include Route 202, Philadelphia Pike, Governor Printz Blvd., and Lancaster Avenue. The operation was conducted in these areas to target criminal activity and to address ongoing quality of life issues.

During the eight-hour enforcement blitz, police arrested 35 individuals for either a criminal charge or outstanding capias, resulting in the clearance of 48 active warrants. Seized during the operation was 66.36 grams of PCP, 59.1 grams of Marijuana, 2.133 grams of Heroin, 6.7 grams of Crack Cocaine, 27 prescription pills, $31,528.00 in suspected drug proceeds and an assortment of drug paraphernalia. In total 71 traffic arrests, 23 criminal arrests and 1 Felony DUI arrest occurred during the crime initiative.

Of significance was the arrest of 37-year-old Morris J. Hudson, of New Castle, who as a result of a traffic stop conducted during the initiative, was found to be in possession of 66.36 grams of PCP, 37.65 grams of Marijuana, 6 Oxycodone pills and $334.00 in suspected drug proceeds, said Austin. Morris was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Deliver PCP, Possession of PCP, Possession of Oxycodone w/o Prescription and Speeding.

This initiative was a collaborative effort between the Delaware State Police, Governors Task Force, Probation and Parole, New Castle County Police Department, Wilmington Police Department, Newport Police Department, Department of Corrections and Justice of the Peace Courts.

This combined effort highlights how the cooperation of multiple law enforcement agencies can effectively combat crime which in turn increases the quality of life for the communities we serve.

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