Month-long drug investigation leads to two arrests in Laurel

Baldwin (left) and McDonald

LAUREL, Del. – Laurel Police wrapped up a month-long narcotic investigation with two arrests on Thursday.

During the early morning hours, officers with the Laurel Police Department were assisted by Delaware State Police with the execution of a search warrant at 2708 Daniel Street, in Carvel Gardens. The targets of the investigation, 18-year-old Stephon McDonald and 24-year-old Tijere Baldwin, were located inside of the residence when police arrived.

A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of 564 bags of heroin (totaling 3.822 grams), 5.37 grams of marijuana, two digital scales, a loaded handgun that was found to be reported stolen to DSP Troop 3, and packaging material for heroin.

Baldwin was charged with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession of ammunition by person prohibited, possession with intent to deliver heroin, receiving a stolen firearm, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and civil possession of marijuana. He is currently being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution on $27,100 secure bond.

McDonald was charged with possession of heroin in a tier 3 quantity, drug dealing, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and civil possession of marijuana. He was released on a $10,100 unsecured bond.

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