Sussex Co. drug investigation: 14 charged and six still wanted

SUSSEX COUNTY, Del. - Police say 14 people were charged as a result of a joint drug investigation, and six people are still wanted in Sussex County.

Delaware State Police say on Tuesday, they were assisted by the Governor's Task Force worked with the Worcester County Maryland Criminal Enforcement Team, National Guard Counter Drug Programs of Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey, Drug Enforcement Administration, Ocean City Police Department Narcotics Unit and the Selbyville Police Department in concluding a three month long joint drug investigation.

According to the report, 14 people were charged as a result of the investigation of illegal drug sales from an "open air drug market," in the Pollybranch area of Selbyville. Authorities say that they executed two search warrants at homes in Selbyville and Frankford.

In the 30000 block of Washington Avenue, at a Selbyville home, DSP says that 28-year-old Janie Handy, of Selbyville, was inside the home and a 17-year-old was involved in hand to hand drug transactions in front of the home. Troopers say the minor threw a plastic bag with 216 bags of heroin inside. During the search, detectives say they seized $2,938 in suspected drug proceeds, 7 bags of powder cocaine, eight suboxone strips, and 4.29 grams of marijuana. Authorities report that they searched a Nissian Altima which was pared nearby. Investigators say 30-year-old Delane Jacobs, of Selbyville, was in the vehicle where the smell of marijuana prompted a search. Law enforcement says the seized  .44 grams of powder cocaine, $612.00 in suspected drug proceeds and two suboxone strips.  According to DSP, the division of family Services were notified as a nine -year-old was present during the search.

At a Frankford home, in the 30000 block of Frankford School Road, Investigators say the home was maintained by 32-year-old Jeremiah Handy, of Selbyville, and 30-year-old Ashley Drummond, of Frankford. According to the report, the search revealed  5,380 bags of Heroin (37.66 grams), 7 grams of marijuana, a loaded Taurus 9mm semi auto handgun and $22,979 in suspected drug proceeds which were seized by detectives. Authorities report that they also seized $25,000 in assets from Handy and Drummond's bank account.  Officials say they notified the Division of family Services about a 12-year-old being present and the child was turned over to the maternal grandmother at the scene.

According to investigators, law enforcement seized in total, 5,596 bags of Heroin (39.172 grams), $51,529 in suspected drug proceeds, 3.62 grams of powder cocaine, 11.29 grams of marijuana, 10 suboxone strips and a loaded 9mm handgun.

Jeremiah Handy, Ashley Drummond, Janie Handy, Delane Jacobs, 29-year-old Philip Smith, of Seblyville, and 25-year-old David Mitchell, of Selbyville, were charged with possession and other drug dealing charges.

According to DSP, the following six people are still wanted on drug related charges: 23-year-old Frederick Lynch of Georgetown, 34-year-old Deshawn Handy of Selbyville, 28-year-old Edward Collick of Greenwood, 33-year-old Cornell Gray of Greenwood, 28-year-old Timothy Sample of Millville, and 23-year-old Jhajuanye Johnson of Selbyville.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Lynch, Handy, Collick, Gray, Sample, and Johnson are asked to call Sergeant M. Dawson at 302-752-3815 or Delaware Crime stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

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