Sussex drug investigation results in multiple arrests

LEWES – Multiple arrests were made to conclude a monthlong drug investigation, Delaware State Police said Friday.

During June, authorities said, Troop 7 patrol units and detectives from the Rehoboth Beach Police Department developed information regarding the sale of drugs occurring in the 17000 block of Callaway Drive, Fairway Village. Investigators determined that the residence was occupied by Chelsea Coffin, 34, and Aaron Jones, 41, and was also frequented by Talim Muhammad-Hunt, 17, of Philadelphia and Demetrius Greene, 20, of Lewes, police said.

Talim Muhammed-Hunt

On Thursday at approximately 2:20 p.m., police said, troopers observed Mr. Hunt and Mr. Greene exiting the residence and walking over to the Midway movie theater where they made contact with a female, identified as Felicia N. League, 26, of Rehoboth Beach, by telephone. Ms. League was observed responding to the residence in Fairway Village where she obtained a large gray metal box, police said. Ms. League entered into a vehicle and began traveling toward the movie theater, according to authorities.

A traffic stop was conducted and contact was made with the driver, a 47-year-old male from Salisbury Maryland, and Ms. League, police said. A search of the vehicle revealed a gray lock box, over $300 in cash and drug paraphernalia, police said. The driver was found in possession of 9.5 pills containing approximately 7.5 mg of Hydrocodone, authorities said. Both the driver and League were taken into custody without incident.

As Hunt exited the movie theater, he was contacted by police and found to be in possession of over $2,400 in cash. Mr. Greene who was located hiding in the bathroom of the movie theater was found in possession of 20 small plastic vials containing crack cocaine and a quantity of marijuana, police said.

All persons were transported to Troop 7. A search warrant was obtained for the residence as well as the gray lock box. Upon execution of the

Chelsea R. Coffin

search warrant, the lock box was found to contain 651 bags (approx. 4.557 grams) of heroin, 3.01 grams of powder cocaine, 159 plastic vials containing 11.58 grams of crack cocaine and a small quantity of marijuana, police said. The search warrant was then executed at the Fairview Village residence where Ms. Coffin and Mr. Jones were contacted and taken into custody, police said. Numerous items of drug paraphernalia were located throughout the residence, authorities said.

Police said items seized included 651 bags of heroin (approximately 4.557 grams), 3.01 grams of powder cocaine, 12.88 grams of crack cocaine, 1.34 grams of marijuana, 9.5 Hydrocodone pills (7.5 mg.) and over $2,700 in cash.

Ms. Coffin and Mr. Jones were charged with maintaining a drug property and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $3,200 unsecured bond.

Mr. Muhammad-Hunt was charged with possession with intent to deliver Tier 4 quantity of heroin, possession of Tier 4 quantity of heroin, possession with intent to deliver Tier 2 quantity of crack cocaine, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession Tier 2 quantity of cocaine, second-degree conspiracy, possession of marijuana under 18 years old and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mr. Muhammad-Hunt was arraigned before JP Court 2 and released on $34,400 unsecured bond.

Aaron S. Jones

Mr. Greene was charged with possession with intent to deliver Tier 4 quantity of heroin, possession Tier 4 quantity of heroin, possession with intent to deliver Tier 2 quantity of crack cocaine, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession Tier 2 quantity of cocaine, second-degree conspiracy, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arraigned before JP Court 2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $34,400 secured bond.

Ms. League was charged with possession with intent to deliver Tier 4 quantity of heroin, possession Tier 4 quantity of heroin, possession with intent to deliver Tier 2 quantity of crack cocaine, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession Tier 2 quantity of cocaine, second-degree conspiracy, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ms. League was arraigned before JP Court 2 and released on $34,200 unsecured bond.

The driver from Salisbury was charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. He was arraigned before JP Court 2 and released on $200 unsecured bond.

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