Four arrested in Dover drug investigation

DOVER, Del. – Four people are behind bars following a drug investigation in the Dover area.

During a drug investigation, officers learned that two subjects, 37-year-old Nicole Szabo and 25-year-old Jeremy Creppon, were in possession of a handgun and selling meth out of their residence in the 100 block of Holmes Street. At around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, officers stopped a vehicle with Szabo inside, locating 6.8 grams of meth and 9mm ammunition. Szabo reportedly told police that the handgun was at a residence in the 100 block of Holmes Street and that her boyfriend, Creppon, was also at the home. Officers responded to the residence with an administrative search warrant.

When officers arrived at the residence, they made contact with two additional subjects, identified as 56-year-old Larry Milburn and 37-year–old Jemma Tinley, as well as four juveniles. Officers had all six leave the residence and attempted to contact Creppon, who was in a bedroom. Creppon reportedly refused to comply with commands to leave the bedroom, and after attempts to contact Creppon by cell phone and loud speaker, officers broke a rear window to deploy a “throw phone” to contact him. When the window was broken, Creppon surrendered to officers. At this time, Creppon was in possession of 22 bags of heroin, and officers found a 9mm handgun in the room.

Police also found 7.5 grams of meth and 216 bags of heroin in the garage, which had been converted to a bedroom that Milburn and Tinley lived in. The four juveniles were turned over to other family members.

Szabo was charged with possession of meth, possession with intent to deliver meth, second degree conspiracy, possession of firearm/ammo by person prohibited, and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child. She was held at the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on a $21,250 cash bond.

Creppon was charged with possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia, three counts of possession of a firearm/ammo by a person prohibited, second degree conspiracy, resisting arrest, and violation of probation. He was held at SCI $30,600 cash bond.

Milburn was held at SCI on a $16,200 cash bond for possession of meth, possession with intent to deliver meth, possession of heroin, possession with intent to deliver heroin, second degree conspiracy, and drug paraphernalia. Police say he was also wanted by Harrington Police and Seaford Police for unrelated incidents and was charged as a local fugitive.

Tinley was charged with possession of meth, possession with intent to deliver meth, possession of heroin, possession with intent to deliver heroin, second degree conspiracy, and drug paraphernalia. She was held at the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on a $16,200 cash bond.

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