Five arrested on drug dealing charges at Firefly

DOVER — Dover Police Department arrested five men in four separate incidents for allegedly dealing drugs at the Firefly Music Festival held this past weekend at the Woodlands of Dover International Speedway.

Dover Police announced the arrests Wednesday.

Two Philadelphia men were arrested Friday as the department’s Drugs, Vice and Organized Crime Unit conducted undercover operations on the property of Dover International Speedway, the site of the four-day music festival that ran Thursday through Sunday. It was the fifth year for the popular festival which organizers expected to draw 90,000.

After observing the two — later identified as Michael Parker, 42, and Kevin Christmas, 55 — allegedly conduct hand-to-hand transactions in a camping lot, an undercover officer was able to purchase one capsule of what was determined to be methylenedioxypyrovalerone, commonly known as Molly, from the suspects. They were taken into custody without incident.

According to Dover Police, the two were in possession of 87 capsules of Molly; 33 pills containing LSD; 114.9 grams of Psilocybin mushrooms; 40.7 grams of cocaine; 4.9 grams of marijuana and 1,472 doses of LSD (23 sheets/64 doses per sheet)

Kevin Chrisitmas

Kevin Chrisitmas

Kevin Christmas was charged with possession of cocaine (Tier 5 quantity); possession with intent to deliver LSD (Tier 4 quantity); possession of LSD (Tier 5 quantity); possession with intent to deliver controlled substance (bath salts); possession of bath salts (Tier 5 quantity); possession with intent to deliver cocaine (Tier 4 quantity); possession with intent to deliver “magic mushrooms” (Psilocybin); two counts of conspiracy in the second degree; possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia and three counts of delivery of controlled substance.

He was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional in Smyrna on $93,000 bond

Michael Parker

Michael Parker

Michael Parker, also committed to Vaughn on $70,500 bond, was charged with possession of cocaine (Tier 5 quantity); possession with intent to deliver LSD (Tier 4 quantity); possession of LSD (Tier 5 quantity); possession with intent to deliver controlled substance (bath salts); possession of bath salts (Tier 5 quantity); possession with intent to deliver cocaine (Tier 4 quantity); possession with intent to deliver “magic mushrooms” (Psilocybin); two counts of conspiracy in the second degree and possession of marijuana.

Dover Police made additional arrests at the festival on Saturday, according to Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman.

Javier Tapia

Javier Tapia

Javier Tapia, 23, of Johnson City, Tennessee, was arrested after allegedly selling Ecstasy to an undercover Dover Police officer. Officers discovered once he was in custody that Mr.Tapia allegedly was in possession of marijuana, Xanax pill, LSD and four doses of Ecstasy.

Mr. Tapia was released on $11,500 unsecured bond after he was charged with delivery of controlled substance; possession with intent to deliver MDMA/Ecstasy; possession of marijuana; possession of controlled substance without a prescription; possession of LSD and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Percell Gray

Percell Gray

Dover Police also arrested 29-year-old Percell Gray, of the 300 block of College Road, Dover, after he allegedly sold drugs to an undercover officer. Mr. Gray was charged with delivery of a controlled substance (oxycodone) after selling three pills to the undercover officer, police said.

He was arrested without incident but also had a capias from Kent County Court of Common Pleas. He was committed to Vaughn on a $1,230 cash bond.

Also on Saturday, Dover Police arrested Robert Stanard, of Philadelphia, on drug-related charges.

At about 8:27 p.m. officers working extra security detail at the Firefly contacted Mr. Stanard, 52, due to what they considered suspicious behavior.

Officers observed a clear plastic bag coming out of his pocket, according to police.

Robert Stanard

Robert Stanard

Officers determined Mr. Stanard allegedly was in possession of 91 grams of Psilocybin mushrooms and 32 grams of cocaine.

He was charged with possession with intent to deliver Psilocybin mushrooms (Tier 4 quantity); possession with intent to deliver cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was committed to Vaughn on $20,000 bond .

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