Two arrested on drug and weapons charges in Bridgeville

BRIDGEVILLE, Del. – Delaware State Police arrested two people on multiple charges after drugs and a weapon were recovered during the execution of a search warrant.

Officials wrapped up a two-month long drug investigation on Wednesday, involving 37-year-old Howard Green IV of Bridgeville, with the execution of a search and seizure warrant at his home in the unit block of Laverty Lane. On arrival, Green was found trying to escape through a rear window, and police also made contact with the lease holder, 57-year-old Sandra Waples and two children.

The search warrant resulted in the recovery of the following items:

  • Approximately 2008 bags of heroin (14.056 grams)
  • 9mm handgun containing a magazine loaded with eight rounds of ammunition
  • Box of 50 count 9mm ammunition containing 42 additional rounds
  • More than $24,000 in suspected drug money
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Approximately 1.84 grams of marijuana

Detectives then searched a second residence occupied by Green, located in the 22000 block of Eskridge Road in Seaford. This search resulted in the recovery of a 9mm handgun and drug paraphernalia.

Officials also learned that Green is prohibited from possessing a firearm and/or ammunition.

Green was charged with possession of a controlled substance in a tier 5 quantity, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in a tier 4 quantity, two counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition by person prohibited, criminal contempt of a domestic violence protective order, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of unlawfully dealing with a child, possession of a firearm within 10 years of prior conviction, and possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited. He is currently being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution on $92,500 cash only bond.

Waples was charged with maintaining a drug property and possession of marijuana. She was released on her own recognizance.

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