Dover drug investigation leads to recovery of marijuana, crack cocaine, cash

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Left, Ashmere Wright. Right, Keith Hicks.

DOVER, Del. – Two Dover men are facing multiple charges after a drug investigation. Dover Police say 30-year-old Ashmere Wright and 56-year-old Keith Hicks were arrested Friday afternoon.

According to police, officers obtained a search warrant for a room at Super Lodge, belonging to Wright. Before executing the search warrant, officers saw Hicks leaving the room and getting into a vehicle. Police tried to stop Hicks, but he fled the scene.

Hicks eventually crashed into a parked vehicle in the parking lot of Top City on North Dupont Highway. He was unhurt in the crash, and arrested without further incident. Hicks was found to be in possession of crack cocaine when he was arrested.

Officers then executed the search warrant on Wright’s room, where was arrested without incident. He was found to be in possession of $742 of suspected drug money, and a small amount of marijuana.

Wright was charged with possession with intent to deliver and controlled substance, second degree conspiracy, and possession of marijuana. He was released on an O.R. bond. Hicks was charged with disregarding a police signal, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, and second degree conspiracy. He was also charged with possession of a control substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, and various traffic offenses. Hicks was also released on an O.R. bond.

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