Dover man gets 9 years in prison for drug conviction

DOVER (AP) — A Delaware man who law enforcement says was caught with over 10,000 baggies of heroin and an AR-15-style semi-automatic assault weapon been sentenced to more than nine years in prison.

U.S. Attorney David C. Weiss said in a news release Monday that 49-year-old Kenneth Holland of Dover was sentenced Sept. 23. News outlets report the drugs and gun were found in his car during his October 2018 arrest.

Court documents say Holland sold heroin at least six times and illegally sold a gun last year.

Holland was found guilty being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of heroin with the intent to distribute.

Mr. Weiss says Holland’s arrest and conviction were a part of a campaign to remove illegal drugs and guns from Delaware cities.

Millsboro offender sought after walkaway
GEORGETOWN — A 27-year-old Millsboro woman was sought after failing to return to Sussex Community Corrections Center from an approved work pass Tuesday, authorities said.
Nicole Smedley’s whereabouts were unknown and unauthorized, Delaware Department of Correction spokeswoman Kate Weber said. A warrant for escape after conviction was issued.
Smedley was described as a 5-foot-2, 150-pound white female with blue eyes and brown hair, with tattoos on her left arm, right thigh and back.
The DOC asked anyone with information to call (800) 542-9524 or their local police department.

Dover man charged with burglary
DOVER — A 22-year-old Dover man was charged for a burglary occurring on Sept. 26, city police said on Tuesday.
James Ewell allegedly entered an apartment in the 300 building of Isabelle Isle, according to Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.
Police alleged that Mr. Ewell had stolen a key fob to the apartment at a gathering the day prior. He returned to the apartment and stole several clothing items, electronics, cash, and a 9mm handgun, authorities said.
On Monday the US Marshal First State Fugitive Task Force and Dover Police found Mr. Ewell on Governors Avenue near Reed Street while he was the passenger in a vehicle, authorities said.
He fled on foot but was apprehended a short time later by pursuing officers, police said.
Mr. Ewell was found in possession of 55 ecstasy pills, police said. A search warrant was then obtained for Mr. Ewell’s apartment on Whatcoat Drive.
During that search, officers allegedly located a Glock 45 handgun with an obliterated serial number, ammunition, and items of evidence supposedly connecting Mr. Ewell to the burglary, police said.
Possession charges included firearm/ammunition by person prohibited (three counts), firearm during commission of a felony, Ecstasy (tier 4), firearm with obliterated serial number and intent to deliver Ecstasy, second-degree burglary, theft of firearm, theft over $1,500 second-degree conspiracy, illegal gang participation, resisting arrest, drug paraphernalia and fugitive in possession of firearm.
Mr. Ewell was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown on a $157,700 bond.
Two armed suspects sought after robbery
DOVER — Two unknown suspects were sought after an armed robbery in the Fairway Lakes Apartments parking lot Monday night, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.
Police said a 20-year-old man was approached after parking his vehicle at approximately 11:50 p.m. The gun-wielding suspects demanded property and then struck the victim on the head with a gun and forcefully removed him from his vehicle and went rummaged through the car. The suspects took the victims cell phone and keys and told him to run the opposite direction.
The suspects were both described as black men with no further details provided.
Police asked anyone with information to call 736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous.

Nicole Smedley

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