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13 Arrested in Harrington Prescription Drug Probe

Cornellius A. Bordley Cornellius A. Bordley

03/13/2008 1:23 PM ET

HARRINGTON, Del.- Authorities have arrested 13 people as the result of a long-term investigation of the alleged illegal sales of prescription pills at Harrington Raceway Simulcast.

Delaware State Police, officers from the Camden Police Department and Harrington Raceway Security officers termed the joint investigation, "Operation Horse Pill."

Police say the target of the operation was Cornellius A. Bordley, 54, of Camden, Del.

According to police, Bordley was observed selling prescription pills to employees and customers in the facility. Surveillance was established on Bordley when he arrived at the simulcast facility. Police say Bordley was observed conducting transactions with numerous individuals.

Police say the buyers were taken into custody as they left the simulcast facility and the pills they allegedly purchased were recovered. Bordley was taken into custody at the end of the operation and according to police, was found in possession of numerous prescription pills and cash.

Police say a raid of Bordley's Camden home resulted in the seizure of additional pills. According to police, a total of 2,697 pills were seized along with $2,462 cash.

"Obviously, with this amount, they're coming from somewhere else, possibly, and that part is being investigated as well,"said Cpl. John W. Barnett of the Delaware State Police.  Barnett said the pills were mostly vicodin.

Following his arrest, Bordley was charged with 22 counts of delivery of a narcotic schedule II controlled substance, two counts of possession with intent to deliver a narcotic schedule II controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver a narcotic schedule IV controlled substance, two counts of maintaining a dwelling for keeping a controlled substance, two counts of second-degree criminal solicitation and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was locked up in the Delaware Correctional Center in lieu of $32,600 secured bond.

In addition, the following other suspects were arrested during the operation:

Robert Salmons, 46, Harrington, was arrested on two counts of second-degree criminal solicitation and two counts of possession of a narcotic schedule II controlled substance. Salmons was arraigned and released on $2,000 unsecured bond.

Jeffrey Sutcliffe, 43, Harrington, was arrested for possession with intent to distribute a narcotic schedule II controlled substance , second-degree criminal solicitation and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sutcliffe was arraigned and released on $3,000 unsecured bond.

Michelle Sutcliffe, 31, of Harrington, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. Sutcliffe was arraigned and released on an unspecified unsecured bond.

Galeno Warrington, 40, of Felton, Del., was arrested on two counts of second-degree criminal solicitation and two counts of possession of a narcotic schedule II controlled substance. Warrington was arraigned and released on $2,000 unsecured bond.

Tammy Petett, 41, of Laurel, Del., was arrested for second-degree criminal solicitation and possession of a narcotic schedule II controlled substance. Petett was arraigned and released on $2,000 unsecured bond.

Randall Kenton, 43, of Milford, Del., was arrested for delivery of a narcotic schedule II controlled substance. Kenton was arraigned and released on $5,000 unsecured bond.

Arnold Hockensmith, 49, of Felton, was arrested for second-degree criminal solicitation and possession of a narcotic schedule II controlled substance. Hockensmith was arraigned and released on $3,500 unsecured bond.

Diana Smith, 54, of Milford, Del., was arrested on two counts of second-degree criminal solicitation and two counts of possession of a narcotic schedule II controlled substance. Smith was arraigned and released on $2,000 unsecured bond.

Sandra Souva, 40, of Harrington, was arrested for second-degree criminal solicitation and possession of a narcotic schedule II controlled substance. Souva was arraigned and released on $1,000 unsecured bond.

Kenneth Mitchell, 50, of Greenwood, Del., was arrested on two counts of possession with intent to deliver a narcotic schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle for keeping a controlled substance, second-degree criminal solicitation, possession of a narcotic schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mitchell was arraigned and released on $2,500 unsecured bond.

Dino Episcopo, 48, of Felton, was arrested for possession of a narcotic schedule II controlled substance and second-degree criminal solicitation. Episcopo was arraigned and released on $1,500 unsecured bond.

Terry McClements Sr., 52, of Clayton, Del., was arrested for second-degree criminal solicitation and possession of a narcotic schedule II controlled substance. McClements was arraigned and released on $1,000 unsecured bond.

"It's a success story, but we still have a lot of work to do," said Barnett of the drug bust.

Police say investigators anticipate additional arrests and a follow-up investigation into the source of the pills will be conducted by The Office of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.

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