Police: SWAT Takes Down Suspected Drug Dealers, Released On Unsecured Bond

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Harbeson- The Delaware State Police have arrested two suspects after a search warrant led to the discovery of drugs, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said on January 9, 2020, members of the Sussex Drug Unit (SDU) and the Governor’s Task Force (GTF) concluded a six-month drug investigation involving the distribution of illegal drugs occurring at a residence in the 28000 block of Woodcrest Drive in Harbeson.

With the assistance of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT), members of SDU and GTF executed a search and seizure warrant at the residence. Upon execution of the search warrant contact was made with 40-year-old Tomaris White of Georgetown and the primary occupant of the residence, 67-year-old Gladys Sampson of Harbeson. White was observed running toward the bathroom attempting to dispose of crack cocaine, said Jaffe. He and Sampson were subsequently taken into custody without incident.

Jaffe said during the search of the residence, the following was located:

Approximately 14.46 grams of crack cocaine
Approximately 41.21 grams of powder cocaine
Approximately 6.12 grams of marijuana
Two boxes of 12 gauge slugs
a .380 round of ammunition
Drug paraphernalia-to include items utilized to manufacture drugs
Over $2000.00 in suspected drug proceeds

Gladys Sampson is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing ammunition, according to Jaffe.

Both suspects were transported back to Troop 4 where they were charged with the following:

Tomaris White:

Operating a Clandestine Laboratory
Possession of Controlled Substance Tier 3 Quantity
Conspiracy 2nd
Tampering with Physical Evidence
Possession Drug Paraphernalia
White was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $17250.00 secured bond.

Gladys Sampson:

Operating a Clandestine Laboratory
Possession of Controlled Substance Tier 3 Quantity
Conspiracy 2nd
Maintaining a Drug Property
Possession Ammo by Person Prohibited
Possession Marijuana
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Sampson was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on $19850.00 unsecured bond.

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