Millsboro man arrested on drug charges in welfare check

SEAFORD — A 29-year-old Millsboro man was charged with drug offenses following a welfare check Wednesday, Seaford Police spokesman Senior Cpl. Eric Chambers said.

Steven Verley

Steven Verley was found sleeping in a vehicle in the Motel 6 parking lot in the 24000 block of Sussex Highway at 1 p.m., authorities said. A marijuana odor was detected, police said, and Mr. Verley attempted to flee once stepping out of his vehicle.

A subsequent search led to the discovery of a bage containing approximately 12 grams of marijuana, six Ecstasy pills, 13 1/2 Oxycontin pills, an Oxycodone pill and 8 1/2 Lorazpem pills, police said.

Charges included third offense possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance (three counts), possession of a controlled substance (four counts), resisting arrest, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia (three counts). Mr. Verley was committed to the Department of Correction in lieu of $8,900 cash bail.

Dover man gets 20 years in prison for home invasion

DOVER — A 26-year-old Dover man was sentenced to 20 years in prison following a home invasion conviction in Kent County Superior Court, the Delaware Department of Justice said Friday.

Mahdi Wilson pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree robbery, home invasion, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and first-degree unlawful sexual contact, the DOJ said.

According to authorities, in n February 2018, Wilson and a second suspect forced their way into a unit at the Woodcrest Apartments in Dover at gunpoint in order to rob a man who lived there.

The DOJ said that once inside, Wilson and the second intruder had the man and his roommate lie on the floor while they ransacked the apartment.

Wilson found third victim, a friend of the occupants, in the bedroom and took her to another room in the apartment where he sexually assaulted her.

A Superior Court judge immediately sentenced Wilson to prison, followed by home confinement or work release and two years of probation. Wilson must also register as a Tier 3 sex offender. The second suspect was never identified, authorities said.

Deputy Attorneys General Kathleen Dickerson and Alicia Porter prosecuted the case with the assistance of social worker Lorraine Freese. Detective Christopher Peer of the Dover Police Department was the chief investigating officer.


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