Two Month Long Drug Investigation Leads To Multiple Arrests

On 09/30/2021 the Milford Police Department’s Drug Unit completed a two month long investigation into illegal drug activity in the Milford area.  As part of the investigation search warrants were executed at an apartment on Bright Way, a residence in the 500 block of Truitt Avenue, a residence in the 200 block of North Street, and a traffic stop was conducted on North Walnut Street.  During this investigation two 9mm handguns were seized, ammunition, drug paraphernalia, heroin, and marijuana.  As part of this investigation Semaj E. Eley, 19 of Milford, was charged with Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Maintaining a Drug Property, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  Mr. Eley was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, and released on $8000.00 unsecured bond and is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 01/07/2022 for a preliminary hearing.  Latonya M. Burton, 37 of Milford, was charged with Possession of Deadly Weapon by Person who also possesses a Controlled Substance, Maintaining a Drug Property, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Possession of Marijuana.  Ms. Burton was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, and released on $9000.00 unsecured bond and is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 01/07/2022 for a preliminary hearing.  A 37 year old Milford man and 30 year old Dover man were both issued summons for Possession of Marijuana and are scheduled to appear at the Justice of the Peace Court #6 at a date to be determined.  A 33 year old Felton man who was contacted during this investigation was found to be wanted by the Sussex County Family Court.  This individual was presented to the Sussex County Family Court, where he was released and scheduled to appear at a later date.  The Milford Police Department’s Drug Unit was assisted in the investigation by the Milford Police Department’s Special Operations Group, Dover Police Department’s Drug Unit and Special Operations Response Team, Wilmington Police Department’s K9 Unit, and the Delaware State Police.

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Released by Public Information Officer, Sgt. Robert Masten

Released: 10/01/2021

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