Selbyville Drug Investigation Leads to 7 Arrests and Seizure of Heroin and 19 Weapons

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The Delaware State Police arrested multiple suspects in connection with a drug investigation.

On Thursday, December 19, 2019, members of the Delaware State Police Sussex Drug Unit (SDU) and the Governor’s Task Force (GTF) concluded a three-month drug investigation that involves Janie C. Handy and Herbert Handy and the sale of illegal drugs at a residence located on Polly Branch Road Selbyville, Delaware. Both were known to reside at and sell drugs from the residence on Polly Branch Road. The investigation also resulted in multiple vehicle stops with the seizure of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

Search and seizure warrants were obtained for the residences as a result of the investigation. The search warrants were executed by DSP GTF and SDU with the assistance of the Delaware State Police Troop 5 and Troop 7 PACE team as well as the probation officers assigned to the Governor’s Task Force.

On November 26, 2019, a traffic stop was conducted and those in the vehicle were identified as Elizabeth Meekins, 41 of Ocean City, Maryland, Wendy Scott, 51 of Ocean City, Maryland and Thomas Peacock, 25 of Selbyville, Delaware.

As a result of this investigation and consent search of the vehicle, the following items were seized:

  • Approximately 19 bags of heroin
  • Drug paraphernalia

On December 19, 2019, a traffic stop was conducted and those in the vehicle were identified as Kathleen J. Tamalavicz, 68 of Bishopville, Maryland and Carl Lee Fadely 3rd, 57 Bishopville, Maryland.

As a result of this investigation and search of the vehicle, the following items were seized:

  • Approximately 40 bags of heroin
  • Drug paraphernalia

Upon execution of the search warrant at the residence on Polly Branch Road, Herbert Handy and Janie C. Handy were taken into custody without incident.  Janie Handy was found in possession of over $530.00 in suspected drug proceeds.  As a result of the search of the property and vehicle stopped leaving the property, the following items were seized:

  • Approximately 40 bags of heroin
  • Drug paraphernalia consistent with ingesting heroin
  • 17 caliber Savage rifle
  • 7mm Savage rifle
  • .22 caliber Fllj Pietta rifle
  • Unknown caliber rifle American Gun Company
  • 12 gauge Winchester shotgun
  • .22 caliber Stevens Rifle
  • .22 caliber DF Mossberg Rifle
  • 12 gauge Sears Roebuck Shotgun
  • Unknown caliber WH Hamilton rifle
  • 12 gauge Mossberg sawed-off shotgun
  • 12 gauge Remington shotgun
  • .22 caliber marlin firearm rifle
  • .380 caliber Smith and Wesson Walther semi-automatic handgun (Stolen in 2014) 
  • .22 caliber RG revolver
  • .22 caliber Freedom Arms revolver
  • .380 ACP semiautomatic
  • Pietro Beretta unknown caliber semiautomatic
  • 9mm AP9 FEG HUNGARY semiautomatic
  • 22 caliber Foglio revolver

On December 19, 2019, Janie Handy, 30 of Dagsboro, Delaware was charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Heroin). She was processed and arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and was released on a $4,000.00 unsecured bond.

On December 19, 2019,  Herbert Handy, 56 of Selbyville, Delaware was charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Heroin). He was processed and arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $10,000.00 secured bond.

On December 19, 2019, Kathleen Tamalavicz, 68 of Bishopville, Maryland was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance (Heroin) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was processed, arraigned before the Justice of the Peace and released on a $500.00 unsecured bond.

On December 19, 2019, Carl Lee Fadely 3rd, 57 of Bishopville, Maryland was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance (Heroin) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was processed, arraigned before the Justice of the Peace and released on a $1000.00 unsecured bond.

On November 26, 2019, Elizabeth D. Meekins, 41 of Ocean City, Maryland was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin), Conspiracy 3rd, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  She was processed, arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on an OR bond.

On November 26, 2019, Wendy Scott, 51 of Ocean City, Maryland was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin), Conspiracy 3rd, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts).  She was processed, arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on an OR bond.

On November 26, 2019, Thomas A. Peacock, 25 of Selbyville, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin), Conspiracy 3rd Degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  He was processed, arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on an OR bond.