POLICE: Drugs and weapons seized in Dover’s Capital Park neighborhood

Courtesy: Delaware State Police

DOVER, Del. – A two-day multi-agency operation in the Capital Park neighborhood of Dover resulted in the seizure of guns and heroin.

The Delaware State Police says during the last two weeks of December 2019, there were a total of four shooting complaints in the Capital Park neighborhood. Delaware State Police Troop 3 coordinated a criminal operation to target violent crime in that neighborhood with the focus on seizing guns.

Through investigations, it was reportedly learned that weapons, drugs and contraband were being hidden at the back of homes.

When police searched behind homes on South Governor’s Boulevard on Thursday, they say they found the following items:

  • a loaded Smith & Wesson .40 caliber pistol
  • a black tactical style ballistic vest
  • a loaded assault rifle

On Friday, the Delaware State Police received further information that other items were hidden in the woods behind a home on South Governor’s Boulevard.  Troopers responded back to the area and found 656 baggies of Heroin (approximately 4.59 grams).

Delaware State Police says the two-day operation included over 60 Troopers and Law Enforcement personnel from: Troop 3 Patrol, Troop 3 Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU), Troop 3 Governor’s Task Force (GTF), Troop 3 Kent Drug Unit (KDU), Troop 4 Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU), Troop 4 Governor’s Task Force (GTF), DSP Community Outreach, DSP Special Operations Response Team (SORT), DSP Aviation, DSP K9 and the Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police.

The Delaware State Police says they will continue to target these violent crime areas and help communities make their neighborhoods safer.

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