Multiple drugs and weapons found in Frederica

FREDERICA — A 30-year-old Frederica man was arrested Friday on drug and weapon charges, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

At 6:15 a.m., authorities said, DSP units conducted a traffic stop on Northeast Front Street in Milford. Driver Joseph Whaley was known to have active felony warrants, police said. He was taken into custody without incident.

Joseph Whaley

Troopers responded to the 200 block of Market Street in Frederica to execute a residential search warrant. Four juveniles were present in the residence and the following items were recovered: A .22 caliber handgun; five .22 caliber Ammunition rounds; two dosage units of a Schedule 2 controlled substance; 1,441 bags of suspected Fentanyl weighing approximately 10.087 grams; over $1,100 in suspected drug proceeds.

A follow up search warrant of the vehicle in which Whaley was driving located 16 bags of suspected Fentanyl weighing approximately .112 grams, police said, and over $200 in suspected drug proceeds.

Possession charges included firearm by person prohibited, ammunition by person prohibited, firearm during the commission of a felony, with intent to distribute Tier 4 Fentanyl, Tier 5 Fentanyl, intent to distribute Fentanyl (two counts), schedule 2 controlled substance available by prescription only and drug paraphernalia (three counts), and endangering the welfare of a child (four counts).

Mr. Whaley was arraigned and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $82,400 cash bond.


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