Two Sussex County men were arrested on drug charges Monday night resulting from a surveillance operation in the Careys Camp Mobile Home Park in Millsboro.
The Delaware State Police Sussex County Governor's Task Force arrested Jermaine E. Leatherbury, 41 of Millsboro, after he was observed conducting illegal drug transactions at a residence in the 31000 block of Karen Street.
As troopers made contact with Leathurbury in the driveway, he threw 21 bags of suspected heroin into the air and fled on foot, said Cpl. Gary Fournier, a spokesman for the Delaware Sttae Police.
A probation officer assigned to the Governor's Task Force was able to apprehend Leatherbury shortly after the foot pursuit and take him into custody without further incident, Fournier said.
A search of Leatherbury's home resulted in another 241 bags of heroin totaling more than 6.55 grams, 4.9 grams of cocaine, 16.1 grams of marijuana and more than $210 in suspected drug proceeds. At the time of the arrest, there were four children younger than age 18 residing in the home during the illegal drug activity and they were all turned over to a relative at the scene, Fournier said.
Justin C. Holston, 23 of Georgetown, was observed sitting in a car in the driveway when police arrived to the house. He was taken into custody without incident and found to be in possession of one bag of heroin weighing approximately .25 grams along with two syringes.
Leatherbury and Holston were transported to Troop 4 in Georgetown. Leatherbury was charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession of heron, tampering with physical evidence, possession of marijuana, resisting arrest, three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He was committed to Sussex Correction Institution in lieu of $133,250 secured bond.
Holston was charged with possession of heroin and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on $750 unsecured bail.
A photo of Holston was not available.