Large-Scale Heroin Dealer Gets 24 Years In Prison

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A large-scale heroin dealer in the Riverside section of Wilmington pled guilty to several charges related to a criminal enterprise involving drugs and guns.

Deputy Attorneys General Mark Denney and Erika Flaschner secured the plea from 29-year-old Kiayre Braxton to Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Racketeering, Drug Dealing Heroin (Tier 4 or higher), and 3 counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.

In February 2018, police alleged Braxton was continuing the heroin sales of a criminal network and executed a search warrant at his home, finding 50 logs of fentanyl-laced heroin and 3 firearms.

Based in part on previous convictions on other distributing heroin charges, a Superior Court judge sentenced Braxton to 24 ½ years in prison, followed by 6 months of home confinement or work release, then 2 years of probation.

Detective Steven Barnes of the Wilmington Police Department, Detective Mark Hogate of the Delaware State Police, Special Agent Shawn Haney of the FBI, and paralegal Shanaya Eyong worked tirelessly to secure this result, according to officials.

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