DSP Shootings Investigation Leads to Nearly 100 Drug Arrests in Bridgeville


Delaware State Police say a multi-agency effort has netted multiple arrests following an investigation into a series of shootings in the Coverdale Crossroads area of Bridgeville.

Troopers say their on-going initiative began on January 28 in response to the increase in gun violence and reported shooting incident, including a shooting that injured a driver and passenger of a vehicle. Officials say the area is considered an open-air drug market.

To date, 94 individuals have been arrested with a total of 60 Felony charges, 165 Misdemeanor charges, 167 Traffic charges and 44 court capiases cleared.

As a result of the investigation officials have also seized a considerable amount of drugs and weapons including seven firearms, 40.75 grams of cocaine, 22.86 grams of heroin, 217 grams of marijuana and numerous other drugs including Suboxone, Schedule III pills, methamphetamine, Topiramate, Tremodol Hydrochloride, Oxycodone, and MDMA.

Troopers say the success of the on-going operation helps to reduce gun violence and dug activity and positively affect the daily lives of residents in the Coverdale Crossroads community.