Kent Co. man arrested for firearm, hunting-related and drug violations
Officials from DNREC say that an investigation into hunting and firearms-related violations conducted by Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers came to an end with the arrest of a Harrington man.
This arrest was on several charges after police executed a search warrant and seized weapons, drugs and drug paraphernalia.
Justice Dalious, 20, was reported to have been charged with four counts of possession, purchasing, owning or controlling a firearm or destructive weapon by a person prohibited/adjudicated delinquent within 10 years of the date of conviction of a violent felony; three counts of possession, purchasing, owning or controlling a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited/adjudicated delinquent; three counts of possession, purchasing, owning or controlling a deadly weapon by a person prohibited/adjudicated delinquent; two counts of possession and/or transportation of an unlawfully taken antlered deer; two counts of possession or transportation of an unlawfully taken antlerless deer; one count of possession and/or consumption of a prescription drug not a controlled substance without a prescription; one count of possession of drug paraphernalia; and one count of possession or consumption of marijuana.
While officers were executing the search warrant, they say they were able to find and seize as evidence three shotguns, a muzzleloader, a revolver-style handgun, an assortment of ammunition, a crossbow, a digital scale, a small amount of marijuana and 12 illegally-possessed prescription pills. Officers also responded to a Sussex County taxidermist, where they seized as evidence against Dalious two antlered deer racks that were being prepared as taxidermy mounts.
Officials say that Dalious was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 7 in Dover and released on $22,500 unsecured bond, pending an appearance in Kent County Superior Court at a later date.