Two local men, 22-year-old Georgetown resident Christopher Willey and 19-year-old Harrington resident Jacob Hawkins-Wyatt, were arrested March 18 by Harrington police following an undercover drug operation.
Two local men were arrested March 18 by Harrington police following an undercover drug operation.
During the operation, an undercover Harrington police officer contacted 22-year-old Georgetown resident Christopher Willey to purchase marijuana. Willey, who agreed to meet the officer at an undisclosed location in Harrington, was taken into custody upon his arrival, said Harrington Police Department spokesman Lt. Earl Brode.
Willey was found to be in possession of 2.6 grams of marijuana as well as drug paraphernalia, Brode said.
Two other people, who were passengers in Willey’s vehicle, were also taken into custody by assisting officers.
While searching the passengers, officers located 1.1 grams of marijuana and paraphernalia on one of the passengers, 19-year-old Jacob Hawkins-Wyatt of Harrington. The second passenger was later released with no charges, Brode.
Both Willey and Hawkins-Wyatt were transported to the Harrington Police Department for processing.
Hawkins-Wyatt was issued a criminal summons for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Willey was charged with manufactures, delivers or possesses with intent to deliver a controlled substance with an aggravating factor, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving without a license. Willey was also found to be wanted by Sussex County Court of Common Pleas and Kent County Court of Common Pleas. He was issued a $23,000 unsecured bond on the drug charges, given a $1,155 cash bond and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute after failing to post bond.