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Five Suspects Face Drug, Weapons Charges In Harbeson

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HARBESON, Del. - Five people have been arrested and charged with weapon and drug offenses following a lengthy investigation.

According to Sussex County authorities, the arrests were made on Tuesday, Oct. 4 around 7:40 a.m.  The Sussex County Drug Unit along with the Sussex County Governor's Task Force, Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team (SORT), Georgetown Police Department, and Delaware Department of Corrections - Probation and Parole, conducted two separate search warrants at homes in Harbeson and Georgetown. 

In the first, which was conducted in the 25000 block of Hollis Road in Harbeson, authorities say 45-year-old David Ortlip of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, was taken into custody without incident.  A search of the home and a Ford F150 pickup parked at the house reportedly revealed 497.32 grams of raw heroin, 3,679 bags (55.185 grams) of packaged heroin, 2,077.25 grams of marijuana, and .357 handgun.

At the second home in the 100 block of Wingate Drive in Georgetown, authorities say 24-year-old Marcos W. Ortlip who lived at the home, along with 21-year-old Guadalupe Marquez of Newark, Delaware and 41-year-old Antonio Walter of Magnolia were all taken into custody without incident.  22-year-old Jaime A. Ramon of Frankford was taken into custody after he allegedly tried to run from the house out a side door.  Authorities say he was found to be in possession of four grams of marijuana.  A search of the home allegedly revealed numerous items associated with the sales and distribution of heroin including over $21,000.00 in suspected drug proceeds.

All five suspects were charged with the following:

Marcos Ortlip was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 5 Quantity (Heroin), Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 2 Quantity (Marijuana), Possession of a Deadly Weapon or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited, Conspiracy 2nd, and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was arraigned  and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $56,000.00 cash bond.

David Ortlip (Marcos' uncle) was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 5 Quantity (Heroin), Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 2 Quantity (Marijuana), Possession of a Deadly Weapon or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited, Conspiracy 2nd, and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was arraigned and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $56,000.00 cash bond.

Guadalupe Marquez was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 5 Quantity (Heroin), Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 2 Quantity (Marijuana), Possession of a Deadly Weapon or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited, Conspiracy 2nd, and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was arraigned and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $53,300.00 cash bond.

Antonio Walters was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 5 Quantity (Heroin), Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 2 Quantity (Marijuana), Possession of a Deadly Weapon or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited, Conspiracy 2nd, and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was arraigned and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $15,100.00 cash bond.

Jaime Ramon was charged with Resisting Arrest and Possession of Marijuana.  He was arraigned  and committed on $500.00 secured bond.

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