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Delaware Drug Bust Leads to Three Arrests

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Drugs, weapons, and cash seized by police. (Photo: Delaware State Police) Drugs, weapons, and cash seized by police. (Photo: Delaware State Police)
Nathan Morris, 29. Nathan Morris, 29.
Franklin Morris, 62. Franklin Morris, 62.
Howard Griffin, 43. Howard Griffin, 43.

WOODSIDE, Del.- Delaware State Police say a raid on a Dover home has led to the arrests of three people along with the seizure of drugs and firearms.

Nathan E. Morris, 29, and his father Franklin E. Morris, 62, were arrested along with Howard G. Griffin Jr., 43, following Monday night's execution of a search warrant at the Morris' home on the 700 block of Walnut Shade Road. Two children aged 8 and 7 also reside in the home, authorities said.

Police said that during the raid, troopers found 10 grams of marijuana, other drug paraphernalia, a .20-gauge shotgun, .38-caliber revolver, a fully loaded .25-caliber handgun, a .12-gauge shotgun and $1,600 in suspected drug money.

Police said Griffin was arrested in the driveway as he pulled up with a stock of 127 grams of marijuana.

Nathan Morris was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance with aggravating factor, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a destructive weapon, possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Franklin Morris was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance with aggravating factor (marijuana), three counts of possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Griffin was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance with aggravating factor (marijuana), and possession of drug paraphernalia.

All three men were taken to Troop 3 where they were processed. Both Nathan and Franklin Morris were committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $35,750 and $56,250 cash bail respectively. Griffin was released after posting $6,000 bond.

Police said the two children are now in the custody of a relative.

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