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Magnolia Man Arrested in Drug Bust

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Delaware State Police provided this photo of suspected drugs, drug proceeds and a handgun they say were seized following a Thursday raid on Jerome L. Smith's home in Magnolia. Delaware State Police provided this photo of suspected drugs, drug proceeds and a handgun they say were seized following a Thursday raid on Jerome L. Smith's home in Magnolia.
Jerome L. Smith Jerome L. Smith

MAGNOLIA, Del.- Delaware State Police say a raid on a Magnolia man's home has led to his arrest on numerous drug and weapon charges.

Police said that as the result of a two-month investigation, on Thursday morning detectives, with the assistance of the Kent County Governor's Task Force and DSP Special Operations Response Team, conducted a search warrant at a home on McKinley Circle near Magnolia. 

Troopers made contact with 37-year-old Jerome L. Smith inside the home where police said he was taken into custody without incident. According to police, Smith's 3-year-old daughter was also inside the home and turned over to relatives.
 
During the execution of the search warrant, police said detectives located 2,257 grams (4.6 lbs.) of marijuana packaged for sale, 21 oxycodone pills, 17 Ecstasy pills, drug paraphernalia, more than $3,100 in suspected drug proceeds and a fully-loaded 9mm handgun.
 
Smith was transported back to Troop 3 where he was arrested and charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, three counts of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession with intent to deliver Ecstasy, possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), possession of a controlled substance (Ecstasy), possession of a prescription drug without a prescription, endangering the welfare of a child and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Smith was ordered held in the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $116,300 cash bond.

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