County Police Update Kiamensi Gardens SWAT Raid, Two Charged

New Castle County Police update yesterday’s SWAT activity in Kiamensi Gardens.

Offficials said during the month of July, Officers from the New Castle County Division of Police Mobile Enforcement Team (MET) were investigating drug activity that was reportedly occurring on the 200 block of Binstead Avenue in the community of Kiamensi Gardens.

The investigation revealed that 32-year-old Leroy Cain was conducting illicit drug sales from this residence according to police.

A search warrant was authored and sworn to. Yesterday, members of the New Castle County Division of Police SWAT Team and MET were able to execute the warrant. The officers were able to apprehend another resident, 36-year-old, Joseph Flowers. Flowers was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters.

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During the search, the officers located 25 bundles of heroin/fentanyl (345 bags) totaling 2.45 grams, 3.54 grams of crack/cocaine, and 12 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) cartridges police said.

Later in the day, the officers learned that Cain had returned to the residence. SWAT and MET subsequently went back to the address and executed a second search warrant.

Cain was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters.

Flowers was issued a criminal summons for 3 charges of misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1 count of misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and 1 count of Possession of Marijuana. He was released on his own recognizance.

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Cain was charged with one count of felony Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance Tier 2 Quantity, two counts of felony Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, one count of felony Possession of a Controlled Substance Tier 2 Quantity, one count of misdemeanor Resisting Arrest and one count of misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and held in lieu of $24,200 cash bail.

 

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