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Drug Bust Leads to Ellendale Couple's Arrest

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Shyron R. Floyd is pictured. No photo is presently available for Elise R. Hanwell Shyron R. Floyd is pictured. No photo is presently available for Elise R. Hanwell

ELLENDALE, Del.- Delaware State Police say an Ellendale man and woman are facing a variety of charges after a raid on their home led to the seizure of heroin and other drugs.

According to police, Friday's arrests of Shyron R. Floyd, 37, and Elise R. Hanwell, 27, were the result of a several week-long investigation into numerous complaints about drug activity from a home on the 12000 block of Holly Tree Road in Ellendale. 

Troopers said the investigation revealed that one of the occupants of the home, identified as Floyd, was wanted on two capiases out of Sussex County courts. When troopers arrived at the home, they said they observed Floyd standing at the front door, but he quickly went inside when he saw the patrol vehicles pull into the driveway. Troopers said they took Floyd into custody after a brief foot pursuit once he left the home through a rear door. Police said that while running away, Floyd threw down a brown pill bottle containing five oxycodone pills and a small blue bag which contained 720 bags of heroin with a total weight of approximately 10.8 grams, all which were recovered.
 
Troopers said they then executed a search warrant at the home where four children under the age of 4 were residing, two of whom were the children of Floyd and Hanwell.  During the search, troopers said they located a martial arts sword and axe, three morphine sulfate pills, five Suboxone strips and more than $1,100 in suspected drug proceeds. Hanwell was also found to be in possession of 10 methadone pills, according to investigators.  The four children were turned over to nearby relatives during the investigation.
 
Floyd and Hanwell were then taken into custody and transported back to Troop 4. Floyd 
was charged with two counts of possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession of a Tier 5 controlled substance- heroin, two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, two counts of tampering with physical evidence, four counts of endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was ordered held on $144,750 secured bond. 

Hanwell was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, possession of a controlled substance - methadone and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was released on $2,000 unsecured bail.
 
Police said several other people were contacted that same Friday as they drove up to the home to attempt to purchase illegal drugs during the active investigation. They were all released on criminal summons.

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