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Four-Month Drug Investigation Leads to Three Arrests


SMYRNA, Del. – Delaware State Police arrested three men in connection to a large-scale heroin dealing in northern Kent County.

Detectives have been conducting a four-month investigation into Ronald Beal, 42, of New Castle.

During the operation, investigators found Beal to be the main source of heroin for northern Kent County. Police say he sold bags stamped "Detour," which had an average weight five times the usual bag of heroin. Detectives discovered that Beal was transporting the heroin from Newark, NJ to Delaware weekly.

Police arrested Beal back on August 29, and charged him with numerous drug distribution offenses. Beal was arrested in Smyrna after a drug transaction that resulted in the seizure of an additional 69.7 grams of heroin, 46 bags of cocaine, one gram of marijuana, 26 prescription pills, and $4,885 dollars.

On Friday, police arrested two of his associates: James Burkholder, 33, and Charles Kozur, 47. Both live in Smyrna.  Police say Kozur acted as a liaison between Beal and his customers.

All three are currently being held at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center. Beal is being held on $218,100 secured bail, Burkholder on $4,700, and Kozur on $236,000 cash bail.

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