Three Arrested After Months-long Millsboro Area Drug Investigation

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Three people have been arrested after a several month-long drug investigation in the Millsboro area. Officers from the Sussex Drug Unit, Sussex County Governor’s Task Force and Special Operations Response Team executed a search warrant at a residence on Oak Street where they arrested 45 year old Christina Blades of Millsboro. They also arrested 43 year old Tomaris White of Dover after he attempted to destroy narcotics and 58 year old Stephen Tankard of Millsboro who tried to leave the residence.

A search of the home led to the discovery of the following:

  • Approximately 3.934 grams of packaged suspected heroin
  • Approximately 3.67 grams of suspected raw heroin
  • Approximately 6.84 grams of cocaine
  • Approximately 21.46 grams of crack cocaine
  • Over $4,300 in suspected drug dealing proceeds
  • Numerous items of drug paraphernalia

White, Tankard, and Blades were taken to Troop 4 and charged with the following crimes:

Tomaris White, 43, of Dover, Delaware:

  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance in a Tier 3 Quantity (Felony)
  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance in a Tier 2 Quantity (Felony)
  • Operating a Clandestine Drug Laboratory (Felony)
  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 1 Quantity (Felony)
  • Tampering With Physical Evidence (Felony)
  • Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

White was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $116,200 cash bond.

Stephen Tankard, 58, of Millsboro, Delaware:

  • Operating a Clandestine Drug Laboratory (Felony)
  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Maintaining a Drug Property (Felony)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 1 Quantity (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Tankard was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and was released on his own recognizance.

Christina Blades, 45, of Millsboro, Delaware:

  • Operating a Clandestine Drug Laboratory (Felony)
  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony) – 3 counts
  • Maintaining a Drug Property (Felony)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 1 Quantity (Felony)
  • Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Blades was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on her own recognizance.