David C. Weiss, U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced that Vincent Mitchell, age 35 and an Ocean View resident, was sentenced yesterday to 48 months in prison for distribution of methamphetamine. Colm F. Connolly, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, pronounced the sentence officials said Wednesday.
According to court documents, in July 2022 investigators executed a search warrant at Mitchell’s home and seized one pound of methamphetamine and $6,000 in cash. The investigation revealed that, on a monthly basis, Mitchell drove to Philadelphia to buy a pound of methamphetamine which he then sold in the Ocean View area.
U.S. Attorney Weiss stated, “Methamphetamine remains among the deadliest drugs plaguing our streets today. Peddling this poison endangers the safety of our community. I am grateful for the continuing efforts of our federal, state and local law enforcement partners to stem the tide of illegal drug sales. My office will continue to seek significant prison sentences for those, like Mr. Mitchell, who profit from illegal drug trafficking.”
The case was investigated by the Ocean View Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.