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Search Warrant in Laurel Leads to One Teen Arrest and One At-Large Woman

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LAUREL, Del.- A search warrant in Laurel led to the arrest of one teen, and another woman still at-large related to drug crimes. 

The Delaware State Police say they have arrested 19-year-old Japree Ayers on multiple drug related charges while his mother, 42-year-old Rosalyn Ayers remains at large.

Police say on Oct. 24, members of the Delaware State Police Sussex Drug Unit (SDU), Sussex Governor’s Task Force (GTF) and Laurel Police Department concluded a drug dealing investigation involving Japree Ayers. Ayers had previously been indicted by the Sussex County Grand Jury and was actively wanted on two warrants for drug dealing,according to authorities. 

Officials say Japree Ayers was observed leaving a residence located in the 500 block of Center Street and was taken into custody without incident. Police say upon contact with Japree Ayers at this time, he was found to be in possession of approximately 3.22 grams of marijuana.

Police say during the course of the investigation, the residence in the 500 block of Center Street was identified as the location in which Ayers stored his heroin. Authorities say a lawful search warrant was obtained for this residence and as a result the following was seized:

  • Approximately 977 bags of heroin (6.844 grams)
  • Approximately 99.34 grams of marijuana
  • Drug Paraphernalia

Police say, the residence is owned and occupied by Ayers’ mother, Rosalyn Ayers.  There was also a juvenile present when officers arrived at the residence, according to police.

Japree Ayers was transported back to Troop 5 where he was charged with the following:

  • Possession with intent to deliver heroin in a tier 4 quantity
  • Possession of heroin in a tier 5 quantity
  • Endangering the welfare of a child
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

Japree Ayers was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $101,000 secured bond.

Rosalyn Ayers has an active warrant according to police, out of Troop 4 for the following:

  • Maintaining a drug property
  • Endangering the welfare of a child
  • Possession of marijuana

Police say anyone with information in reference to the whereabouts of Rosalyn Ayers is asked to please contact Troop 4 at 302-856-5850.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or through the internet at


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