Couple facing drug and child endangerment charges

Crack cocaine and heroin seized from home where six children, including a newborn, were staying.

DOVER, Del. – A man is behind bars and a woman is facing charges after police found a large amount of drugs inside of a home, where they were living with six children.

According to the report, the Dover Police Department executed a search warrant at a home in the 800 block of West North Street and found enough crack cocaine to indicate distribution, as well as heroin and drug paraphernalia inside of the home. Police also discovered that six children, ranging in age from newborn to 7-years-old, were currently living with the 27-year-old Dover residents Dwahn Hooks and Keyana Lewis.

Officials arrested the couple without incident and charged Hooks with possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine, conspiracy second degree, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and six counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $7,500 secured bond. Lewis was charged with maintaining a drug property and conspiracy second degree and released on $7,500 unsecured bond.

All six children were placed in the care of another family member, however the exact relationship between the children and suspects is unknown at this time.

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