Joint drug investigation nets two arrests

SEAFORD – A joint drug investigation by local and state police resulted in the arrest of two Sussex County men.

Charles V. Riddick, 40, of Seaford and Isiah J. Major, 31, were arrested during the investigation by Delaware State Police Sussex Drug Unit with assistance from Seaford Police Department, Sussex Governor’s Task Force and the Special Operation Response Team, state police spokesman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

Charles Riddick

Through investigation, detectives learned Riddick was using two residences in Seaford, one in the 800 block of Douglas Street and the other in the 800 block of Clementine Court to distribute illegal drugs. 

During a search of the Clementine Court residence, Riddick was taken into custody at the residence on Clementine Court without incident. Riddick was found in possession of ten 9mm rounds of ammunition, Cpl. Jaffe said.  During the search of this residence, a 9mm handgun was recovered.  Riddick is a person prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition due to prior felony convictions.

Isiah Major

During the search of the Douglas Street residence, detectives contacted Isiah J. Major. Through investigations, it was learned that the marijuana was being distributed by Major, who was taken into custody without incident, Cpl. Jaffe said.

As a result of the search warrants at both locations, the following items were seized in total: Arsenal SLR556 rifle; 60 armor piercing 5.56 rounds; Glock 9mm Model 17 handgun; 52 rounds of 9mm ammunition; Approximately 91.58 grams of marijuana; more than $800 in suspected drug proceeds.

Both firearms were found to be reported stolen out of Millersville, Maryland.

Riddick was transported back to Troop 4 where he was charged with four counts of Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited and two counts of Receiving a Stolen Firearm.

Riddick was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $45,000 cash only bond.

Major was transported to Troop 4 where he was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.  He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on his own recognizance.

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