Drug Investigation Leads to Multiple Arrests in Seaford

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A two-month long drug investigation by Delaware State Police Sussex Drug Unit and the Governor’s Task Force has led to the arrest on Friday of 44 year old Roy Nichols of Seaford, who is known to live and sell drugs from a home on Sourwood Drive – but also supplied drugs to a home on Mellin Road.  Search and seizure warrants turned up over 8 grams of meth as well as marijuana, powder and crack cocaine, 2 Oxycodone pills, heroin, three handguns – one that was stolen and drug paraphernalia.  Police also arrested seven others on a variety of charges.

Upon execution of the search warrant at Sourwood Drive, Seaford, Roy F. Nichols Jr. was taken into custody along with Jonathan Tunnell and Ruth Young.  Tunnell was found to have marijuana, powder cocaine and currency on his person.

A second search warrant was executed at Mellin Road, Seaford. At this residence, detectives contacted Shykisha Williams, Megan Tyndall, George Smith and Clifford Shockley.  As a result of the search at this location, detectives seized approximately 0.03 grams of crack cocaine and numerous items of drug paraphernalia utilized to manufacture and distribute crack cocaine.

As a result of this investigation, the following individuals were charged with the below-listed crimes:

Roy F. Nichols Jr., 44 of Seaford, was charged with three counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, four counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, Possession with the Intent to Deliver Heroin, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, Counterfeit Controlled Substance, Receiving a Stolen Firearm, Possession of a Tier 1 controlled substance (methamphetamine), Possession of a Tier 1 controlled substance (cocaine), Conspiracy 2nd degree and three counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $317,600.00 Cash Bond.

Jonathan I. Tunnell, 22 of Seaford, was charged with three counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, three counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, Possession with the Intent to Deliver Heroin, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, Counterfeit Controlled Substance, Receiving a Stolen Firearm, Possession of a Tier 1 controlled substance (methamphetamine), Possession of a Tier 1 controlled substance (cocaine), Possession of Oxycodone, Conspiracy 2nd degree and three counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $256,800.00 Secured Bond.

Ruth M. Young, 30 of Seaford, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and local fugitive (FTA JP court traffic). She was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court and released pending a hearing at a later date. Mugshot was not available.

George L. Smith, 72 of Seaford, was charged with Maintaining a Drug Property and Drug Paraphernalia. He arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court and was released on OR bond.

Connie M. Steward, 61 of Rehoboth Beach, was charged with Possession of Cocaine. She was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court and was released on OR bond.

Megan L. Tyndall, 32 of Seaford, was charged with Drug Paraphernalia. She was released to the DOC P&P Georgetown Day Reporting Center.

Clifford M. Shockley, 60 of Seaford, was charged with Drug Paraphernalia and released.

Shykisha L. Williams, 41 of Seaford, was charged with local fugitive (FTA Family Court) and released.