Two Individuals Arrested On Drug and Weapon Charges

Incident #:  51-17-3882                    Reported: April 11, 2017 at 7:52 p.m.

Location: 4500 Block of Summer Brook Way, Hearthstone Manor, Milford, DE 19963

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 04/13/2017 at 1830 hours

On 04/11/2017 at 7:52 p.m., Milford Police Department Patrol Division responded to the 4500 Block of Summer Brook Way located in Hearthstone Manor in Milford, DE for a disorderly incident. While officers were talking with the residents, officers detected a strong odor of marijuana emitting from inside the residence. Officers learned that a 17 year old juvenile who resided at the residence was involved in the disorderly incident and it was alleged that he was known to carry and unknown type of handgun. Officers advised the homeowner and another adult inside the residence, identified as Renee Daniels, 38 of Milford, DE, that they smelled a strong odor of marijuana emitting from her residence. Officer also advised the homeowner and Daniels that the 17 year old juvenile may be in possession of a handgun. A search of the residence was conducted and resulted in the seizure of 305 grams of suspected marijuana and .3 grams of suspected cocaine along with drug paraphernalia. Investigation revealed that most of the alleged drugs and drug paraphernalia located by the officers was located inside of the 17 year old juvenile’s bedroom and in a nearby bathroom. A search of Daniels’ 2 vehicles that were located in the parking lot were conducted. In one of the vehicles, officers detected another strong odor of marijuana and located approximately 65 grams of suspected marijuana in the glove box of the vehicle. Also in this same vehicle, officers located an “UZI” automatic style loaded 9mm firearm loaded with 36 rounds of 9mm ammunition. The firearm was allegedly concealed under the front passenger seat. The investigation revealed that Daniels was the alleged owner of the firearm but allegedly permitted the 17 year old juvenile to possess the firearm even though they were a minor.

Daniels was charged with Possession With Intent To Deliver A Controlled Substance With An Aggravating Factor; Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony; Manufactures, Delivers, Or Possesses With Intent To Manufacture, Deliver A Controlled Substance; Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon A Firearm; Giving a Firearm To Person Prohibited; Conspiracy 2nd Degree; Possess Consume A Controlled Or Counterfeit Substance Except Human Growth Hormone Without A Prescription With An Aggravating Factor; Endangering The Welfare Of A Child By Committing A Title 16 Offense With Child In The Dwelling; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Marijuana Related-Civil Violation. She was arraigned through Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $48,050.00 USC secured bail. She was given a future preliminary hearing date in Sussex County Court of Common Pleas.

The 17 year old juvenile was charged with Possession With Intent To Deliver A Controlled Substance With An Aggravating Factor; Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony; Manufactures, Delivers, Or Possesses With Intent To Manufacture, Deliver A Controlled Substance; Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon A Firearm; Conspiracy 2nd Degree; Possess Consume A Controlled Or Counterfeit Substance Except Human Growth Hormone Without A Prescription With An Aggravating Factor; Endangering The Welfare Of A Child By Committing A Title 16 Offense With Child In The Dwelling; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Marijuana Related-Civil Violation. They were arraigned through Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Stevenson House Detention Center in default of secured bail. They were given a future court date in Sussex County Family Court.

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