Dover man sentenced to 90 days for dealing heroin

Donta R. Durham

DOVER — A 28-year-old Dover man pleaded guilty to dealing heroin Monday and was immediately sentenced to 90 days incarceration.

Donta R. Durham, of the 100 block of Cherry Lane, received credit for 36 days already served in prison by Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Clark. He also faces 90 days Level IV home confinement upon release followed by probation status, according to the Delaware Department of Justice.

Durham was on probation when seen in the driver’s seat of a green Buick in a Wawa parking lot on April 29, 2016. Dover Police located 9.3 grams of crack cocaine and 110 bags (1.65 grams) of heroin in the vehicle and made an arrest, according to authorities.

A woman and her 7-month old child were also in the vehicle when police arrived at approximately 11:36 p.m.

Also, Durham was ordered into substance abuse evaluation and to forfeit all items seized during investigation.

Original possession charges against Durham included intent to deliver cocaine, drug paraphernalia, with intent to deliver heroin, heroin and crack cocaine in a Tier I quantity, along with endangering the welfare of a child and violation of probation.

Durham was indicted on July 5, 2016. Previous jury trials on Oct. 17, 2016, and Jan. 18, 2017, were postponed.

Deputy Attorney General Greg Babowal prosecuted the case; Suzanne MacPherson-Johnson representing the defendant.

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