Dover drug investigation leads to Wilmington man ramming police vehicles


DOVER, Del. – Dover Police arrested a Wilmington man on gun and drug charges early Friday morning.

Police say the investigation began after learning that 28-year-old Zakeer Washington was planning to be in the parking lot of Bally’s Casino with drugs. Officers responded to Bally’s and tried to contact Washington inside of a vehicle.

Police say that’s when Washington began ramming police vehicles, trying to escape. He was arrested shortly after. A search of Washington’s vehicle revealed 1.312 grams of heroin/fentanyl, a 9mm handgun, and $2,233 of suspected drug money. It was later found that Washington was also wanted on unrelated charges out of Bridgeville.

Washington was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, two counts of possession of firearm/ammo by a person prohibited, and concealed carry of a deadly weapon. He is also charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession of a controlled substance tier one quantity, resisting arrest with force or violence, and drug paraphernalia.

Washington is being held at Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $104,100 cash bail.

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