Cocaine sales lead to Rehoboth arrest

Michael R. Henry

REHOBOTH BEACH — A 39-year-od Milton man was arrested Tuesday following an investigation into the alleged sale of illegal drugs in the area, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

Police claimed that Michael R. Henry was using a house in the 36000 block of Palace Lane in Camelot Meadows for the sale of large amounts of cocaine. The investigation began after contact from Georgetown Probation Office officers.

Probation officers obtained approval to conduct an administrative search on Mr. Henry’s vehicle and the residence, police said. When Probation officers arrived to search the residence, Mr. Henry was located hiding beneath a bed in a bedroom, police said.

Mr. Henry was detained and Probation officers conducted an administrative search of the residence and his vehicle. As a result of their search, the following items were seized:

•9mm Smith & Wesson M&P 9 (reported stolen out of Troop 7)

• 288.95 grams of cocaine

• 404.38 grams of marijuana

• Five THC candy edibles

• Ten cannabis oil vape refills

• Three 300 mg marijuana candy bars

• Six chocolate THC spoons

• Over $10,000 in suspected drug proceeds

Henry was taken into custody without further incident and transported back to Troop 4 where he was charged with the following:

Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in a Tier 4 quantity, possession of a controlled substance in a Tier 5 quantity, possession of a firearm/destructive weapon within 10 years of prior conviction of any felony, possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited prior violent crime or felony, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, receiving a stolen firearm, possession of a controlled substance in a tier 1 quantity, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia (3 counts).

Henry was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $167,600.00 cash only bond.

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