Two children present

The Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit has arrested four people following a month-long investigation into the sale of illegal narcotics from a residence in the River Winds community of the Oak Orchard area.

Detectives assigned to the unit, along with the Sussex County Governor’s Task Force and State Police Special Operations Response Team (S.O.R.T.), conducted a search warrant at the residence, in the 27000 block of Sandy Drive, around 3 p.m. on Friday, April 7.  Upon the detectives' arrival, 36-year-old Jamel S. Gibbs was observed running down the hallway and entering a bathroom, where he attempted to discard numerous bags of suspected cocaine and heroin in the toilet. Gibbs was then taken into custody without further incident.  

Navonda D. Farrow, 51, Pornell R. Farrow, 54, and Krista M. Gdowik, 28, all of the same address, were also contacted in the residence and placed in custody without incident. A six-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl were also in the house. They were turned over to family members at the scene.  Detectives located a total of 326 bags of heroin (2.282 grams), 5.61 grams of powder cocaine, 1.73 grams of marijuana, over $4,200.00 in suspected drug proceeds, as well as a 12 gauge shotgun.

Detectives located a total of 326 bags of heroin (2.282 grams), 5.61 grams of powder cocaine, 1.73 grams of marijuana, over $4,200 in suspected drug proceeds and a 12-gauge shotgun.

Gibbs was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (heroin), possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (cocaine), possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited, tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $50,000 cash bond.

Navonda Farrow was charged with maintaining a drug property and unlawfully dealing with a child where dangerous drugs are present. She was released on $2,000 unsecured bond.

Pornell Farrow was charged with maintianing a drug property and released on $2,000 unsecured bond.

Krista Gdowik was charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawfully dealing with a child where dangerous drugs are present. She was released on $300 unsecured bond.