MILLSBORO, Del.- Delaware State Police say two people have been arrested on heroin and related charges following a several month-long investigation into drug dealing activities allegedly occurring in Careys Camp Mobile Home Park in Millsboro.
Police said that on Monday night, members of the DSP Sussex County Governor's Task Force, with the assistance of the Sussex County Drug Unit, conducted surveillance on a home in the 31000 block of Karen Street. According to police, 41-year-old Jermaine E. Leatherbury of Millsboro was observed conducting illegal drug transactions. As troopers made contact with Leatherbury in the driveway, police said he threw 21 bags of suspected heroin into the air and ran. A probation officer assigned to the GTF was able to apprehend Leatherbury shortly after the foot pursuit and take him into custody without further incident.
Investigators said a search of Leatherbury's home yielded another 241 bags of heroin totaling more than 6.55 grams, 4.9 grams of cocaine, 16.1 grams of marijuana, and over $210 in suspected drug proceeds. Authorities said that at the time of the arrest, there were four children under the age of 18 residing in the home and they were all turned over to a relative at the scene.
Upon the troopers' arrival at the home, 23-year-old Justin C. Holston of Georgetown was observed sitting in a car in the driveway. Police said he was taken into custody without incident and found to be in possession of one bag of heroin weighing approximately .025 grams along with two syringes.
Leatherbury was charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession of heroin, tampering with physical evidence, possession of marijuana, resisting arrest, three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He was ordered held on $133,250 secured bond.
Holston was charged with possession of heroin and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on $750 unsecured bond.
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