Dover-Area Drug Trafficking Organization Charged by Federal Indictment

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A federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment last week charged three men from Dover and one from Middletown with conspiring to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl along with other drug and gun crimes. Officials say the amount of fentanyl seized from this organization is the largest know fentanyl seizure in Delaware history. According to…

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DE Monthly Overdose Deaths Continue to Rise

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Delaware Public Health officials are seeing an increase in suspected overdose deaths in Delaware since last November. Officials say suspected accidental overdose data is reported by the Division of Forensic Science and is considered preliminary until all data is finalized. The increase of suspected overdose deaths since November is 18.4%. Public Health officials say there…

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Multimedia Fentanyl Awareness Campaign Underway

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New efforts are underway to inform the youth in Delaware about the dangers of fentanyl. According to The Delaware Division of Public Health, the highly addictive synthetic opioid is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. Fentanyl, which can be found in all 50 states and in any illicit…

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Del. State Police Seek 7 Suspects In “Operation Dawg House” Drug Investigation

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Delaware State Police continue to search for remaining suspects in connection with an investigation into a drug trafficking organization that began 16 months ago.40-year-old George Johnson, of the Bridgeville-Laurel area, was identified as the leader. He remains at large, as do six other individuals.Over the course of the investigation, 46 people were arrested. Two people…

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Man Gets 35 Years For Drug Distribution Conviction

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A man has been sentenced to 35 years of incarceration for a drug distribution conviction. According to the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office, 38-year-old Dwight Woods was arrested in August 2019 at a residence that prosecutors say was being used by Woods and a drug trafficking organization. An undercover officer was able to buy heroin…

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Salisbury Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Federal Drug Distribution Case

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A Salisbury man was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess and distribute fentanyl and fentanyl analogues.  The sentence for 38 year old Narada Walls was announced by the US Attorney for the District of Maryland.  The investigation showed Walls used assumed names and…

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Maryland Opioid Deaths Decline in First Quarter of 2019

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The Maryland Department of Health and Opioid Operational Command Center has released it’s 2019 first quarter reports, showing a decline in unintentional intoxication deaths and heroin-related deaths. From January through March 2019, there were 577 total unintentional intoxication deaths, a 15 percent decreased compared to the same period last year. 515, or 89 percent were…

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Frederica Man Arrested on Drug and Weapons Charges

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Delaware State Police say they have arrested a Frederica man on multiple drug and weapon charges. On Friday morning at around 6:15 a.m. the Delaware State Police Kent County Drug Unit conducted a traffic stop on N.E. Front Street in Milford. They were investigating 30-year-old Joseph Whaley who was subsequently taken into custody without incident.…

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Salisbury Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Distribution

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38-year-old Narada Walls of Salisbury pleaded guilty to numerous drug distribution charges in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Tuesday. Walls pled guilty to conspiracy to possess and to distribute fentanyl and fentanyl analogues, which are chemical compounds designed to have effects similar to and just as deadly as fentanyl. As part of his plea…

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