Troopers conducted the drug raid Thursday, Sept. 7
Troopers with the Delaware State Police Kent County Drug Unit arrested six people Thursday, the culmination of a month long investigation into illegal drug sales from a Magnolia-area home.
Members of Kent County Drug Unit, with the assistance of the Kent County Governor’s Task Force and the Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team on Sept. 7 executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Woodville Road, Magnolia, said division spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz.
SORT members contacted Dennis Neill, 23 of Viola, Eric Huffstutler, 37 of Frederica and Eric Garrison, 36 of Frederica in the area of a black Dodge Caliber which was parked in the driveway, Bratz said, and took them into custody without incident.
Sonia Griffin, 52 of Magnolia was taken into custody on the back deck without incident and Frank Ramos, 56 of Magnolia was found in the area and returned to the home.
A sixth person, later identified as Christopher L. Jones, 47 of Dover, ran away but was found by a trooper and K9 hiding at a nearby trailer.
A search of the Dodge turned up about 1.23 grams of marijuana and a crack pipe. Troopers seized more than $1,400 in suspected drug money after searching Neill, and found four bags of heroin and .93 grams of crack cocaine on Huffstutler’s person, Bratz said.
A search of Garrison’s person revealed more than $2,400 in suspected drug proceeds and eight Oxycodone 15 mg pills. A search of the residence revealed an additional 67 bags of heroin (.469 grams), 123.72 grams of marijuana, .14 grams of crack cocaine, two Suboxone 12 mg strips, digital scales, packaging materials, and a ledger.
Ramos and Griffin are charged with maintaining a drug property, three counts of drug dealing (heroin, crack, marijuana), conspiracy 2nd degree, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, and possession of paraphernalia. They were out on bond from previous drug dealing/weapons charges stemming from a search warrant executed Aug. 10. Both were issued a $37,000 cash bond and their bond from the previous charges was revoked. Ramos was committed to the Vaughn Correctional Center and Griffin was sent to the Baylor Women’s Correctional Center.
Neill is charged with possession of paraphernalia and later released.
Huffstutler is charged with possession of crack, possession of heroin, and possession of paraphernalia. He later was released on a $3,000 unsecured bond.
Garrison is charged with drug dealing (pills) and later released on a $4,000 unsecured bond.
Jones will be charged with felony resisting, tampering with evidence, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, criminal trespass 3rd degree, and is wanted on a capias for child support. He was treated at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital for a dog bite and arraigned by a magistrate at the hospital and committed to the Vaughn Center in default of $9,000 cash bond for the capias.