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Four Arrested in Month-Long Heroin Investigation in Newark

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Shannon P. Whye Shannon P. Whye
Antoine M. Murrey Antoine M. Murrey
Eugene Lai Eugene Lai
 NEWARK, Del. - Four men were arrested Friday in connection with a month-long drug investigation into the sale of heroin from a Newark hotel.

The Delaware State Police Drug Task Force, with the assistance of the Governor's Task Force ended the investigation around 1:00 p.m. Friday when troopers contacted 32-year-old Shannon P. Whye and 30-year-old Antoine M. Murrey, both of Wilmington, in the parking lot of Delaware Park and Casino near Wilmington. Police say the two were taken into custody and Whye was found to be in possession of marijuana and cocaine. Authorities say troopers searched Murrey's Dodge Challenger and found 9.9 grams of marijuana along with 42 Oxycodone pills.

Police say detectives then responded to the Days Inn Hotel located at 900 Churchman's Road in Newark where Whye was known to have a room.  Authorities say upon arrival, 40-year-old Adam H. Smith, of Newark, was standing outside of the targeted room and was taken into custody. Police say upon searching the room, 11 methadone pills, 19.5 Alprazolam pills, and 554 bags of heroin stamped "facebook" were located.  Authorities say that while conducting a search of the room, there was a knock at the door and 33-year-old Eugene Lai, of Newark, was immediately taken into custody and found to be in possession of one dose of Suboxone and 55 bags of heroin stamped "facebook."
 
State Police say all four subjects were transported back to Troop 6 where they were formally charged.  Police say Whye was arrested for two counts of Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin), Conspiracy 2nd, Possession of Marijuana, and two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription.  He was committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $84,000.00 cash bond.
 
Police say Antoine Murrey was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Oxycodone, Possession of Oxycodone, and Possession of Marijuana.  He was committed to HRYCI in lieu of $20,500.00 cash.
 
Police say Adam H. Smith  was charged with two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription and released on $6,000.00 unsecured bond.
 
Police say Eugene Lai was arrested for Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin), Conspiracy 2nd, and Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription.  He was incarcerated at HRYCI on $41,500.00 cash bond.

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