Drug investigation leads to four arrests in Seaford

SEAFORD, Del. – A several months-long drug investigation wrapped up last week with four arrests in Seaford.

We’re told the investigation was led by the Seaford Police Department and involved the sales of illegal narcotics from a residence in the 200 block of Front Street. Dover Police assisted Seaford Police with executing a search warrant at the residence on Wednesday, resulting in the recovery of three loaded handguns, approximately .9 grams of crack cocaine, 5 grams of synthetic marijuana, 8.1 grams of marijuana, digital scales, and $1,507 in suspect drug money.

Following the search, 20-year-old Valder Drayton, 50-year-old Alfred Drayton, 51-year-old Edward Bell, and 42-year-old Katara Drayton, all of Seaford, were taken into custody. Police say Valder was charged with a civil violation of possession of marijuana, while Alfred was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana. Bell and Katara Drayton were each charged with second degree conspiracy, two counts of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana.

Valder was released on his own recognizance, while the other three were released on unsecured bail.

Categories: Crime, Delaware, Local News