Five men were arrested Friday after police found heroin and marijuana during a raid at a home in Milton.
The arrests were the result of a months-long joint investigation by the Milton Police Department and the Delaware State Police’s Sussex County Drug Unit, police said.
Officers from those agencies, as well as the Sussex County Governor’s Task Force and the state police Special Operations Response Team, entered the home in the 600 block of Bennett Street just after 6 a.m., police said.
Those arrested at the home included 24-year-old Milton resident Colby Hopkins, 24-year-old Harbeson resident Andrew J. Reed, 23-year-old Lewes resident Zachary W. Caras, 28-year-old Milton resident Rick L. Barth and 26-year-old Milton resident Robert H. Baynum.
Police said Hopkins was found in possession of about 0.1 grams of heroin, 3 grams of marijuana, two Suboxone strips and one Suboxone pill. Suboxone is a medication used to treat opiate addiction, according to the Federal Drug Administration’s website.
Reed was found to be in possession of 0.05 grams of heroin and drug paraphernalia, while Caras, Barth and Baynum each were in possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.
Detectives reportedly also found a 12-guage shotgun, numerous items of drug paraphernalia and more than $1,400 in suspected drug proceeds at the home.
Police later searched a storage bin in Lewes where they recovered another 2.6 grams of heroin.
Hopkins is charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin, marijuana and a Schedule III controlled substance, as well possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $2,250 secured bond, police said.
Reed is charged with possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia. He was released on a $3,000 unsecured bond.
Caras, Barth and Baynum each are charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. All three men were issued a criminal summons. Caras was later released, while Barth and Baynum were committed to the Sussex County Violation of Probation Center in Georgetown, police said.
A sixth person, Tiffany Sahutsky, was taken to Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on an outstanding warrant and released.