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Police: Drugs, Weapons Found at Home of Marydel Father

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Contraband police say was found in Gavin Valdesere's home (Photo: Delaware State Police) Contraband police say was found in Gavin Valdesere's home (Photo: Delaware State Police)

MARYDEL, Del. - A Marydel area man is behind bars after police say they found heroin and other paraphernalia at the home he shares with a baby daughter.

According to Delaware State Police, troopers arrived at a home inon the 3000 block of Mahan Corner Road around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday to help U.S. Marshals serve a warrant on 35-year-old Gavin Valdesere.

Police said they were following up on a violation of probation and a warrant out of Caroline County, Md. for traffic and firearm offenses.

Valdesere was not home at the time, according to polcie, but was taken into custody as soon as he got back.

Police said a search of the home turned up 829 bags of heroin weighing 12.435 grams, 7.8 grams of marijuana, 2 doses of LSD, more than 300 rounds of ammunition to various calibers of guns, a crossbow with two razor tipped arrows, drug paraphernalia, and more than $1,700 in suspected drug proceeds. 

Valdesere's 18-month-old daughter was turned over to a relative, police said.

According to police, Valdesere was transported back to Troop 3 in Camden and charged with:

  • Possession of a controlled substance (heroin)
  • Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (heroin)
  • Four counts of possession of ammunition by a person prohibited
  • Endangering the welfare of a child
  • Possession of marijuana with an aggravating factor
  • Possession of a controlled substance (LSD)
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Out of state fugitive.

Police said Valdesere was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $109,100 secured bond.

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