Seaford man jailed on drug, firearm charges

SEAFORD – Delaware State Police report the arrest of a 28-year-old Seaford man on drug and firearm offenses.

Jesse Drummond

Jesse Drummond was apprehended April 30 when members of the Governor’s Task Force and the Sussex Drug Unit were in the area of the Duck In Car Wash and positively identified Jesse Drummond at the business, state police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

Drummond, who was known by authorities to have a revoked driver’s license and an active capias, left the parking lot operating a blue Toyota Avalon. Authorities conducted a traffic stop on Seashore Highway and Drummond was taken into custody without incident. 

A canine scan of the vehicle resulted in a positive alert for narcotics, Cpl. Jaffe said.Drummond was taken to Troop 4 where he was found to be in possession 21 bags of heroin (.147 grams) and 1.22 grams of crack cocaine. A search warrant was obtained for the Toyota Avalon, which led to the discovery of drug paraphernalia and a .40-caliber handgun that was reported stolen, according to Cpl. Jaffe.

Authorities learned that Drummond was a person prohibited from possessing a firearm, Cpl. Jaffe said.

Drummond was charged with: Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited; two counts of Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance; Receiving a Stolen Firearm; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Cpl. Jaffe said.

After he was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court, Drummond was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $29,500 secured bond.

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