A Harrington sex offender was one of six people arrested on Thursday, March 26 following a drug bust in Dover, the Delaware State Police reported today.



According to a report issued by police spokesman Joshua Bushweller, members of the Delaware State Police Troop 3 Drug Task Force and Governor’s Task Force conducted a drug operation in the 100 block of Saxton Road, Kent Acres, Dover on Thursday. The operation was the result of a three-month undercover drug investigation into the sale of Ecstasy.

 


A Harrington sex offender was one of six people arrested on Thursday, March 26 following a drug bust in Dover, the Delaware State Police reported today.

According to a report issued by police spokesman Joshua Bushweller, members of the Delaware State Police Troop 3 Drug Task Force and Governor’s Task Force conducted a drug operation in the 100 block of Saxton Road, Kent Acres, Dover on Thursday. The operation was the result of a three-month undercover drug investigation into the sale of Ecstasy.

Officers had a search warrant for the Saxton Road residence, along with an arrest warrant for a 17-year-old girl who lives at the home, for delivery of Ecstasy, the report states.

Before officers served the search warrant, they conducted several vehicle stops related to the investigation. After undercover surveillance officers saw Charles L. Gray, 48, of Wyoming and Jermaine A. Colbert, 27, of Harrington exchange narcotics and money at the Saxton road home, troopers stopped Gray’s car and found him to be in possession of .1 grams of crack cocaine, the report states.

The troopers tried to stop Colbert’s vehicle after he left the residence on Saxton Drive, but Colbert refused to stop, fled in the vehicle and led troopers on a brief chase.

The pursuit ended when Colbert lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a telephone pole on Woodleytown Road in Magnolia. Colbert then ran away, disposing of 14 baggies containing crack cocaine, the report states.

Troopers arrested Colbert after a brief foot chase and struggle.

The crack cocaine weighed a total of 3.2 grams, and a search of the vehicle yielded 66 empty plastic baggies — commonly used to store crack cocaine — and a digital scale, the report states.

Colbert is a tier II registered sex offender who had numerous active warrants from the Delaware State Police for failure to reregister, along with active warrants from various courts for violation of probation.

Roshaya T. White, 18, of Dover  and a 15-year-old Dover boy were also contacted after they left the residence on Saxton Road, the report states. The Dover boy had active warrants from Troop 3 for first degree robbery and numerous active warrants from Kent Family Court. He was taken into custody without incident, and detectives later located 3.2 grams of crack cocaine on him.

Troopers later saw the main target of the investigation, the 17-year-old girl, get into the vehicle of James R. Dodd, 24, of Dover in a parking lot off Webbs Lane.  After the girl and Dodd were found in possession of 39 Ecstasy pills, they were arrested without incident.

As a result of Dodd’s arrest, a follow-up search warrant was executed by DSP and the Dover Police Department at Dodd’s residence on Fair Winds Place in Dover.  Officers seized 235 Ecstasy pills, 6.6 grams of crack cocaine, .1 grams of marijuana, a 1998 Toyota Camry and $2065 in cash during that investigation.

Detectives have also identified Olivia M. Lee, 20, of Dover as a resident of the home with Dodd and have obtained arrest warrants for her.

The following people were arrested for the following offenses as a result of the overall investigation:

— The 17-year-old girl was arrested for two counts of trafficking in Ecstasy, three counts of delivery of Ecstasy, possession with intent to deliver Ecstasy, two counts of maintaining a vehicle for keeping controlled substances, maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances, three counts of second degree conspiracy and four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.  She was remanded to the Stevenson House in Milford in lieu of a $98,500 secured bail.

—  James R. Dodd was arrested for two counts of trafficking Ecstasy, delivery of Ecstasy, two counts of possession with intent to deliver Ecstasy, two counts of maintaining a vehicle for controlled substances, maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances, three counts of second degree ocnsiracy, possession of marijuana, and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.  He remains in the James T Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of a $207,750 secured bail.
 
— Jermaine A. Colbert was arrested for two counts of failure to re-register as a sex offender, possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine, maintaining a vehicle for controlled substances, tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to stop at command of police officer and numerous traffic offenses related to the vehicle pursuit. Colbert also had active warrants from Kent Superior Court for violation of probation, Kent Family Court, and Justice of the Peace Court #7.  He remains at the James T Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of a $56,000 secured bail.
 
— The 15-year-old boy was arrested for two counts of first degree robbery, possession of firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of firearm by a person prohibited, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, two counts of second degree conspiracy, three counts of theft, tampering with evidence, possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also arrested by Dover Police Department for two counts of delivery of crack cocaine. th e15-year-old also had multiple active warrants from Kent County Family Court.  He remains in the Stevenson House in Milford in lieu of a $94,000 secured bail.
 
— Roshaya T. White was arrested for tampering with evidence, second degree, possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.  She was released after posting a $3,000 secured bail.
 
— Charles L. Gray was arrested for maintaining a vehicle for controlled substances, tampering with evidence and possession of crack cocaine.  He was released on a $3350.00 unsecured bail.
 
Arrest warrants are currently on file with the Dover Police Department for Olivia M. Lee, for trafficking Ecstasy, possession with the intent to deliver Ecstasy, maintaining a dwelling, second degree consiracy, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.
 
Anyone with information about Lee’s whereabouts is urged to contact Dover Police Department at 739.7111 or Crime Stoppers