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Police Tip Leads to Drug Arrests in Frederica


FREDERICA, Del.  Police arrested three men after they say they received a tip which led them to a drug deal at a liquor store.

Delaware State Troopers said detectives assigned to the Kent County Governor's Task Force (GTF) received information that Taquion A. Turner, of Frederica, would deliver a large amount of heroin to the JC Liquor Mart on Bay Road in Frederica.

Around 9:20 p.m. on Wednesday, investigators were conducting surveillance at the liquor store. Troopers said that's when they saw Turner and another male identified as Jermaine Wharton, of Milford, arrive at the location. According to police, both suspects were approached by detectives and arrested as they entered the store.

Officials said they found 107 bags of heroin totaling 2.14 grams in Turner's possession. Police said they also found 47 bags totaling .94 grams of heroin on Wharton.

Investigators said a third man, identified as Ellik Turner of Bridgeville, was in the back seat of the car with about 5 grams of Marijuana. Ellik Turner was released on a criminal summons.

Police charged Taquion Turner and Jermaine Wharton with possession with the intent to deliver heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and conspiracy.

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