One arrest, another sought after warrant

SEAFORD — An arrest was made and a suspect sought after a search warrant led to the discovery of drugs and weapons, authorities said.

According to spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe, Sussex Drug Unit members concluded a three-month investigation into the distribution of illegal drugs on Tuesday at a residence in the 24000 block of Concord Pond Road. A search and seizure warrant was obtained for the residence and executed with the assistance of the Sussex Governor’s Task Force, Special Operations Response Team, and members of Troop 5.

Damon L. Dillard

Upon arrival, detectives located Damon L. Dillard, 35, at the residence. Police said he was taken into custody without incident. Also present in the residence was an 8-year-old child.

The owner of the residence, Bonnie L. Cannon, 51, was not at home at the time.

Bonnie L. Cannon

During the execution of the search warrant, the following was recovered from the residence and multiple vehicles on the property:
• 1407 bags of heroin approximately(9.849 grams)

• Approximately 29.12 grams of powder cocaine

• Approximately 25.70 grams of crystal methamphetamine

• Approximately 2.35 grams of raw heroin

• Approximately 2.79 grams of marijuana

• .22 LR KelTec rifle

• H&R 12 gauge shotgun

• Rossi .357 revolver that was reported stolen

• Drug paraphernalia

Mr. Dillard was charged with drug offenses and endangering the welfare of a child he was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $105,500 cash only bond.

Ms. Cannon has an active warrant for possession of a firearm or ammunition by person prohibited and maintaining a drug property.

Police asked anyone with information on Ms. Cannon’s whereabouts to call Troop 4 at 856-5850. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or online at

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