Suspicious package investigation leads to two arrests
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – Two men have been arrested on multiple charges related to suspected drug dealing following an investigation into a reported suspicious packaged in Rehoboth Beach.
At around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, police were called to the Brighton Suites, located in the second block of Wilmington Avenue for a report of a suspicious packaging containing suspected illegal drugs. On arrival, police were presented with an open package delivered by the U.S. Postal Service to the hotel, to the attention of a registered guest, 54-year-old Timothy Dunn. Due to the manner in which the package was labeled, hotel staff believed the package was intended for the hotel, therefore they opened it, discovering the drugs.
Further investigation revealed that the packaged contained a large quantity of suspected cocaine and paraphernalia consistent with drug dealing. A search warrant was obtained for Lunn’s room and vehicle, resulting in the recovery of additional items furthering the suspicion of drug dealing.
During the investigation, 38-year-old Ade Smith, who was a guest staying with Lunn, approached the front desk of the hotel multiple times and tried to retrieve the package, representing himself as Lunn. When contacted by hotel staff and advised the package had been delivered, Smith came to the lobby and took a package designed to replicate the one containing the drugs. Both Smith and Lun were subsequently taken into custody.
On Wednesday, investigators were again contacted by staff members of the Brighton Suites, who reported that another package that had been delivered for Lunn. A search warrant was obtained for the package, which was found to contain a felony quantity of suspected MDMA pills as well as suspected methamphetamine.
Lunn was charged with possession with intent to deliver a tier 3 quantity controlled substance, possession of a tier 1 quantity controlled substance, two counts of felony conspiracy, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia not related to a personal use quantity of marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance. He was held at SCI on $52,500 cash bail.
Smith was charged with possession with intent to deliver a tier 3 quantity controlled substance, possession of a tier 1 quantity controlled substance, two counts of felony conspiracy, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia not related to a personal use quantity of marijuana and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. He was held at SCI on $53,000 cash bail.