Dover police seize nearly 1,400 bags of heroin, arrest three

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From left, Shakkiah Bodine, Jamicheal Peck and Leondrei Prince were arrested on drug-related charges Thursday night. (Submitted photos/Dover Police Department)

DOVER — An early evening drug investigation by the city Street Crimes Unit culminated with three arrests and nearly 1,400 bags of heroin seized, Dover Police Department said Friday.

According to police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman, the sequence unfolded around 5:07 p.m. Thursday when city and probation and parole officers contacted two men and a woman at the corner of New and Reed streets.

Authorities reported that Jamicheal Peck, 21, of the unit block of Anne Avenue in Dover, attempted to walk away from approaching officers and allegedly threw a bag of marijuana and heroin in the process.

Mr. Peck and two other people subsequently were taken into custody without incident, Dover Police said.

Police claimed Mr. Peck and Shakkiah Bodine, 22, of the 400 block of New Castle Avenue in Dover, were allegedly found in possession of 1,390 bags of heroin weighing 20.85 grams. Also, according to authorities, Mr. Peck was found with 2.2 grams of marijuana.

“It is a significant arrest and seizure and it certainly compares to several other cases we have had,” Cpl. Hoffman said. “With that being said, it is larger than most heroin arrests we make.”

Also, police said, Leondrei Prince, 43, of the 200 block of Buren Street in Wilmington, allegedly was found with .4 grams of crack cocaine. Police said he was charged with being a local fugitive.

Mr. Peck was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna on a $44,150 secured bond. Charges included possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession of heroin in a Tier 5 quantity, second-degree conspiracy, tampering with evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and violation of probation.

Ms. Bodine was held at Delores J. Baylor Correctional Center in New Castle on $102,100 secured bond. Charges included possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession of heroin in a Tier 5 quantity, second-degree conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Leondrei Prince was taken to Vaughn on a $1,000 secured bond. He also was charged with possession of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

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