Multiple police agencies combined on the three-month long operation.
Members of the Kent County Drug Unit, Kent County Governor's Task Force, Troop 3 Criminal Investigative Unit, and Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team executed narcotics search warrants and made multiple arrests Tuesday, Dec. 5, on the unit block of Terry Drive and the 100 block of Woodville Drive in Meadowbrook Acres.
The Terry Drive residence yielded the arrest of nine individuals and the recovery of $1115 in suspected drug proceeds, 26.34 grams of crack cocaine, 436 packages of heroin totaling approximately 3.052 grams, and 5.89 grams of marijuana.
Troy McNally, 20 of Magnolia was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Resisting Arrest. McNally was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $62,000 secured bond.
Antonio Bynum, 22 of Magnolia was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bynum was released on $3,000 unsecured bond.
Richard Keesser, 35, and Cheryl Jones, 33, of Magnolia were charged with Maintaining a Drug Property and Conspiracy 2nd Degree. Keesser was released on $1,500 unsecured bond. Jones was released on $1,500 unsecured bond.
Clarence McDonald, 51 of Magnolia was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. McDonald was released on $5,500 unsecured bond.
John Bennett, 56 of Dagsboro was arrested on a local fugitive warrant out of Kent County Superior Court and Sussex County Court of Common Pleas. Bennett was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $5,000 cash bond.
Eric Hopkins, 46 of Magnolia was charged with Possession of Marijuana and also arrested on a local fugitive warrant out of Kent County Superior Court and Kent County Family Court. Hopkins was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $30,200 secured bond.
Xzavier Hovington, 18 of Woodside was arrested on a Local Fugitive warrant out of Kent County Family Court and released on $500 unsecured bond.
A 17-year-old juvenile of Magnolia was charged with Criminal Impersonation and Resisting Arrest. He also had a local fugitive warrant out of Kent County Family Court and was committed to the Stevenson House in Milford.
At Woodville Drive all occupants had left the residence. A search yielded several items of drug paraphernalia being recovered and no illicit narcotics. As units were clearing from this property, members of KDU observed a local fugitive out of DSP Troop 3 walking on Woodville Drive. Ida Wright, 31 of Magnolia was contacted and initially provided a false name, and subsequently taken into custody without further incident.
Ida Wright was charged with criminal impersonation and arrested on a local fugitive warrant, then released on $5,000 unsecured bond.