Multi-agency drug investigation leads to charges for Harrington man

HARRINGTON, Del. – Delaware State Police Kent County Drug Unit, along with Dover Police, the U.S. Marshals Task Force, and Troop 3 Patrol completed a joint investigation into the distribution of illegal drugs with the arrest of a Harrington man on Thursday.

Through investigation, it was learned that 34-year-old Samuel Thorpe was distributing illegal drugs. A search warrant was obtained for his residence in the 100 block of Central Park Drive, resulting in the seizure of the following:

  • Approximately 22.46 grams of raw heroin (tier 3)
  • Approximately 5.94 grams of cocaine (tier 1)
  • 6.03 grams of an unknown substance, stored in 7 clear plastic capsules, designed to appear as heroin
  • .380 caliber handgun with obliterated serial number
  • 50 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition
  • (14) Gabapentin 300mg pills
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • More than $700 in suspected drug money

Police say at the time of the search, Thorpe’s two children, ages 4 and 2, were present in the residence. A computer check revealed that he was prohibited from possessing a firearm.

He was committed to SCI on $137,500 secured bond on numerous drug and weapons charges, along with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

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