4 Dover teens arrested for alleged drugs, gang activity

DOVER — Four Dover-area teenagers were arrested by Dover police for their alleged involvement in selling drugs and illegal gang participation on Thursday afternoon, according to Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman, spokesman for the Dover Police Department.

Jahheam Taylor, 19, of Dover, William Johnson, 17, of Dover, Marydel’s Demetrius Cave-Martin, 17, and Dover’s David Jones, 17, were arrested after police officers conducted a search warrant at a residence in the 200 block of East Sheldrake Circle in Cannon Mills in west Dover on Thursday afternoon at around 3:45.

Master Cpl. Hoffman said the search warrant was the result of an investigation into the “52 Hoover Gangster Crip” and “23 Baby Insane Crip” gangs, which led to officers discovering that the members were using a home in the 200 block of East Sheldrake Circle for illegal drug sales.

During their search of the home, officers found a .40 caliber handgun, 80 grams of marijuana packaged for sale, 17 doses of MDMA, $832 in cash, digital scales and packaging material.

Mr. Taylor was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony; possession with intent to deliver marijuana; possession of a firearm by a person prohibited (with drugs); illegal gang participation; second-degree conspiracy and drug paraphernalia. He was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute in Georgetown in default of $68,200 cash bond.

Police charged Mr. Johnson with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony; possession with intent to deliver marijuana; possession of a firearm by a person prohibited two times (juvenile, drugs); illegal gang participation; second-degree conspiracy and drug paraphernalia. He was committed to the Stevenson House in Milford in default of $34,600 cash bond.

Mr. Cave-Martin was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony; two times delivery of a controlled substance; possession of a firearm by a person prohibited two times (juvenile/drugs); illegal gang participation; second-degree conspiracy and drug paraphernalia. He was committed to the Stevenson House in Milford in default of $34,600 cash bond.

Police charged Mr. Jones with possession with intent to deliver marijuana; possession with intent to deliver MDMA; possession of MDMA; illegal gang participation and drug paraphernalia. He was committed to the Stevenson House in Milford in default of $14,100 cash bond.

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