Multiple Arrests Made In Drug/Gun Investigation

Incident #: 51-18-2883 and 2884                               Reported: March 15, 2018

Location(s): Unit Block of Causey Ave and 300 block of Carlisle Lane, Milford, Sussex County, DE

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 03/20/2018 at 1812 hours

During the month of February 2018, The Milford Police Department Drug Unit received information about a Carlos Feliciano-Concepcion, 26 of Milford, DE, was involved in the sale of illicit drugs and in possession of multiple firearms in the 300 block of Carlisle Lane. On 03/09/2018, the Delaware State Police Sussex County Governor’s Task Force was involved in a pursuit with Feliciano-Concepcion in Milford, DE.  On 03/15/2018, information was received that Feliciano-Concepcion was again in the Milford area in the unit block of Causey Ave at a residence.  Surveillance was conducted on the residence by Milford Police, U.S. Marshals Task Force, and the Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit and Governor’s Task Force.  Through surveillance, Feliciano-Concepcion was observed leaving the residence and was a traffic stop was later conducted on Feliciano-Concepcion in the area of Beach Highway and Sawmill Rd by the above agencies.  Feliciano-Concepcion was found to be in possession of heroin, marijuana, U.S. Currency, and a loaded handgun with extra magazines.  The Delaware State Police completed the investigation from the vehicle stop.

As a result of the vehicle stop, a consent search of the residence on Causey Ave was conducted by Milford PD and above assisting agencies. This search resulted in the recovery of a AK style rifle and sawed off shotgun.  Also inside the residence was property of Feliciano-Concepcion.

The Milford Police Department Drug Unit with the assistance of the Milford Police Department Criminal Investigations Division and Patrol Division executed a search warrant at a residence in the 300 Block of Carlisle Lane. The search warrant resulted in the recovery of another loaded handgun and marijuana.  The following subjects were inside the residence at the time the search warrant was executed and were taken into custody, Gilbert Javier Merced-Rodriguez, 22 of Milford, DE, and Amilcar Jose Merced-Centeno, 24 of Milford, DE.  Investigators also located a female identified as Clarisell Amaro, 29 of Milford, DE, and a 5 month old juvenile.

Merced-Centeno was charged with Manufactures, Delivers, Or Possesses With Intent To Manufacture, Deliver A Controlled Substance, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, Possession Of A Firearm During The Commission Of A Felony, and Endangering The Welfare Of A Child.  Merced-Rodriguez was charged with Manufactures, Delivers, Or Possesses With Intent To Manufacture, Deliver A Controlled Substance, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, and Endangering The Welfare Of A Child.  Both had a presentment at the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and Merced-Centeno was released on $9000.00 USC unsecured bail and Merced-Rodriguez was released on $4000.00 USC unsecured bail.  Both will have a future preliminary hearing in Sussex County Court of Common Pleas.

Investigators also obtained a warrant for Clarisell Amaro for Manufactures, Delivers, Or Possesses With Intent To Manufacture, Deliver A Controlled Substance, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, and Endangering The Welfare Of A Child.  She turned herself into Milford PD on 03/16/2018.  She had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and was released on $18,000 USC unsecured bail with a future preliminary hearing in Sussex County Court of Common Pleas.

Investigation is still ongoing reference to the firearms and Feliciano-Concepcion located at the residence on Causey Ave. Further releases will be sent out when information is available.

Merced-Centeno                Merced-Rodriguez                    Amaro

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