The New Castle County Drug Control Unit arrested 25-year-old Jabari Beeks of the unit block of Aidone Drive in New Castle after a lengthy drug sales investigation.
Over the last few months, the New Castle County Drug Control Unit has been investigating 25-year-old Jabari Beeks in regards to the sales of illegal drugs from his vehicle in the area of Buena Vista/Beaverbrook, one of the department’s well known TAPS target areas. On Monday, January 11, detectives conducting the investigation observed Jabari engage in a drug transaction from his vehicle in the area of a local convenience store in the area of the Beaverbrook shopping center. After the transaction, detectives swarmed the area and took both Jabari and the recipient of his sale into custody without incident. Drug detectives then searched Jabari’s vehicle and subsequently his residence, where they located numerous items indicating the sales of drugs.
Seized during the search was a loaded black small caliber handgun, ammunition and an additional magazine for the handgun, a total of 7 bundles of suspected heroin (approx. 1.365 grams), drug paraphernalia consistent with the packaging and sales of heroin, and over $1500.00 in cash. Jabari’s vehicle, a 2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, was also seized during the investigation.
Jabari Beeks was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, two counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arraigned and committed to Howard Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $68,500.00 secured bail.