In a significant development, the Delaware State Police have apprehended James May, a 62-year-old resident of Seaford, Delaware, on a slew of drug-related charges.
The arrest follows an extensive narcotics investigation that began earlier this year. The investigation was set in motion on February 13, 2023, when detectives from the Sussex County Governor’s Task Force responded to a report made by a hunter who discovered large bags buried in the woods near Asbury Road, close to Raccoon Ditch Road in Georgetown. The bags, upon further inspection, were found to contain a significant quantity of narcotics. The contents of the bags included over 1.6 pounds (approximately 743.49 grams) of cocaine and over 1.6 ounces (approximately 45.78 grams) of suspected heroin divided into approximately 6,540 small baggies police said.
Following this discovery, the Sussex County Governor’s Task Force initiated an investigation, ultimately establishing a connection between the drugs and James May police said Friday. Further evidence came to light when detectives linked May to a white Cadillac Eldorado, which was subsequently seized and searched. The search yielded additional evidence, including approximately 25.22 grams of cocaine, 6.65 grams of crack cocaine, and approximately 1.939 grams of suspected heroin divided into approximately 277 small baggies according to police.
Finally, on June 7, 2023, after months of investigation, detectives located James May driving a silver Nissan Altima on Coastal Highway near Shady Road in Lewes. Law enforcement officials stopped the vehicle and to May into custody without incident. Police said subsequent searches conducted on May’s person and his car led to the discovery of further illegal substances. These included approximately 1.3 grams of cocaine, 3.63 grams of crack cocaine, approximately 0.364 grams of suspected heroin divided into approximately 52 small baggies, and over $1,600 in suspected drug-dealing proceeds.
May was transported to Troop 7 and subsequently charged with multiple offenses. These charges include two counts of Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance in a Tier 3 Quantity (a felony), three counts of Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (a felony), one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 1 Quantity (a felony), and six counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
May was presented before Justice of the Peace Court 2 for arraignment and was remanded to the custody of the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of a $119,000 secured bond.