Laurel: Arrest caps month-long probe into heroin distribution

LAUREL – A 26-year-old Laurel man faces drug and weapon charges following his arrest on June 13 that capped a month-long probe into heroin distribution in the Laurel area.

Laurel Police Department assisted by the Delaware State Police Sussex Drug Unit executed a search warrant at 402 Laurel Court, Laurel.

Treg Burris

The suspect, Treg Burris, was immediately taken into custody without incident, said Laurel Police Department spokesman Tyler Bryan. 

According to Det. Bryan, a search of the residence revealed:

• 1,362 bags of heroin with an approximately weight of 9.534 grams;

• a .40-cal Smith and Wesson handgun with an extended magazine and ammunition;

• $2,545 of suspected drug proceeds;

• 1.41 grams of MDMA (Ecstasy);

• Numerous prescription pills including methadone, Adderall, Alprazolam, Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine, all of which were had no prescription and are controlled substances; and

• 28–8mg Suboxone strips, 2–12 mg Suboxone Strips, which is a controlled substance.

Burris was charged with: Manufactures, Delivers, or Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in a Tier 4 quantity; Possess a controlled substance in a Tier 5 quantity; Possess a Deadly weapon while in the possession of controlled substance; Maintaining a Drug property; six counts of possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance; possession of drug paraphernalia not marijuana related; and breach of release. 

Burris was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $128,401 cash only bond.

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