New Castle – During the month of August, 2016, New Castle County Police Drug Control Squad detectives received information on a person selling crack-cocaine and heroin in the community of Hampton Green. Through the investigation, detectives were able to identify the suspected drug dealer as Ronald Jones, 34, police said. Detectives obtained a search warrant for Ronald Jones’ residence in the first block of Baylis Street.
On Tuesday,September 6, detectives conducted surveillance on the residence and observed Ronald Jones exiting same. Detectives attempted to take Ronald Jones into custody at which time threw a bag and fled on foot, according to police. Police said a foot pursuit ensued, but Ronald Jones was quickly caught by detectives and arrested him without further incident. Detectives located $585 in suspected drug proceeds on his person, officials.
Authorities said that the thrown bag contained 32 bags of crack-cocaine totaling 13.6 grams, 25 bags of heroin totaling .375 grams and 18 bags of marijuana totaling 8.7 grams. Upon service of the search warrant at the residence, detectives located 31.3 grams of marijuana as well as further evidence indicative of drug sales, officials said.
Ronald Jones was charged with possession with intent to deliver crack-cocaine in a tier-2 quantity, possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession with intent to deliver marijuana and possession of crack-cocaine in a tier-2 quantity. He was arraigned and committed to Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $45,000 secured bail. He was issued a no-contact order with the Hampton Green Community.
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