Deangelo Mcglotten, of Felton, was arrested by Delaware State Police May 11 and charged with being the ringleader of a heroin distribution network in Kent and Sussex counties.

Deangelo Mcglotten, of Felton, was arrested by Delaware State Police May 11 and charged with being the ringleader of a large scale heroin distribution network in Kent and Sussex counties.
Mcglotten’s arrest, along with his closest associates Timothy Felix, of Dover, and Adrian Coverdale, of Blades, came following a two-year investigation by the Delaware State Police Sussex Drug Unit, Division of Gaming Enforcement and the Sussex County Attorney General’s office.
A total of 13 different agencies were involved in Operation Duck Hunt. The results were released at a press conference at the Delaware State Police Aviation Hangar in Georgetown on Tuesday afternoon.
Two separate search warrants, one Jan. 13 at Mcglotten’s residence in the 16000 block of Progress School Road in Bridgeville, and the final operation where seven search warrants were executed May 11 on seven different residences in Kent and Sussex, resulted in the seizure of 116,675 bags (1,749 grams) of heroin, with a street value of $1,166,750, along with more than $200,000 in drug proceeds.
The investigation revealed the illegal proceeds of the drug organization were being laundered by Salman Choudhary, of Georgetown, through casinos, businesses and personal properties.

13 suspects charged with 77 offenses

“This investigation targeted a criminal organization responsible for large scale heroin distribution and money laundering in Kent and Sussex county,” said DSP Col. Nathaniel McQueen Jr. “The presence of drugs and drug dealers in our communities invariably leads to an increase in crimes such as robberies and thefts and has a significant impact on the health and safety of our communities.
“The success of this drug investigation would not have been realized if it were not for the cooperation between all of the agencies involved. The large amounts of drugs seized and the drug traffickers that were arrested would have continued to plaque our communities.”
Mcglotten’s heroin organization supplied several drug markets in Sussex County, including Chandler Heights, Meadowbridge, Coverdale and Oak Orchard.
The search and seizure warrant at Mcglotten’s residence turned up 42,250 bags of heroin (633 grams), a stolen 9 mm handgun and a Marlin 30-30 rifle plus $7,740.
The search and seizure at locations in Harrington, Greenwood, Bridgeville, Georgetown, Milford and Cheswold turned up: 74,425 bags of heroin (1,116 grams), around $50,000 in jewelry, three Ruger 9 mm handguns, a Ravens Arms .25 mm handgun, an M4 carbine rifle, $200,000 in cash and 23 vehicles with a total value of around $250,000. It was one of the largest single seizure of pre-packaged heroin in state history.
Attorney General Matt Denn praised the operation.
“Heroin is a serious, serious problem in Delaware right now and all of law enforcement is working together to combat it,” Denn said. “This operation puts a significant dent in the heroin traffic in the southern part of the state and is another example of how the close working relationship between our office and Delaware State Police, as well as other agencies, can make a difference and make Delaware a safer place.”

The following were indicted by the Sussex County Grand Jury:

Deangelo Mcglotten, 31, of Felton, committed in default of $1,000,000 cash bond.
17 charges: Manufactures, delivers, PWID a controlled substance in Tier 4 quantity, Possesses a controlled substance in a Tier 5 quantity, Criminal Solicitation 2nd degree, Conspiracy 2nd degree, 4 counts of Money Laundering, Organized Crime and Racketeering, Fraud and false statements makes and subscribes a false return statement docum., Possess, Purchase, Own or Control a Firearm/Destructive Weapon If previously Convicted, Possess, Purchase Own Control Firearm, Ammo by Person Prohibited Prior Violent Crime or Felony, Manufactures, delivers, PWID a controlled substance in Tier 4 quantity, Possess a Controlled Substance in a Tier 5 Quantity, 2 counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Receiving a Stolen Firearm.

Patrick Cirwithian, 30, of Greenwood, committed in default of $350,000 cash bond.
Maintaining a Drug Property, Conspiracy 2nd degree, Organized Crime and Racketeering.

Adrian Coverdale, 34, of Blades, committed in default of $400,000 cash bond.
Manufactures, Delivers, PWID a Controlled Substance in Tier 4 Quantity, Possesses a Controlled Substance in a Tier 5 Quantity, Criminal Solicitation 2nd degree, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, Money Laundering, Organized Crime and Racketeering.

Timothy Felix, 30, of Dover, committed in default of $750,000 cash bond.
Manufactures, delivers, PWID a controlled substance in Tier 4 quantity, Possesses a controlled substance in a Tier 5 quantity, two counts of Drug Dealing, Criminal Solicitation 2nd degree, Conspiracy 2nd degree, Money Laundering, Organized Crime and Racketeering.

Tina Mosley, 51, of Greenwood, committed in default of $750,000 cash bond.
Maintaining Drug Property, Conspiracy 2nd degree and Organized Crime and Racketeering.

Salman Choudhary, 37, of Georgetown, committed in default of $1.7 million cash bond.
Organized Crime and Racketeering, three counts of Money Laundering, two counts of Attempt to Evade or Defeat Tax, and two counts of Failure to File Return.
The following suspects were charged and arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court:

Daniel Montalvo-Rosado, 29, of Wilmington, committed in default of $200,000 cash bond.
Manufactures, delivers, PWID a controlled substance in Tier 4 quantity, Possesses a controlled substance in a Tier 5 quantity and Conspiracy 2nd degree.

Christian Cortes, 27, of Wilmington, committed in default of $200,000 cash bond.
Operate Unregistered MV, No Valid License, Fail Trans T/R and No Insurance.

Suspects sought

Those indicted by the Sussex County Grand Jury who have not been located:

Linda Mcglotten, 49, of Milford
Racketeering and Money Laundering.

Reginald Mcglotten, 30, of Millsboro
Manufactures, delivers, PWID a controlled substance in Tier 4 quantity, Possesses a controlled substance in a Tier 5 quantity, Criminal Solicitation 2nd degree, Conspiracy 2nd degree, Money Laundering, Organized Crime and Racketeering.

Obrien Morris, 26, of Millsboro
Manufactures, delivers, PWID a controlled substance in Tier 4 quantity, Possesses a controlled substance in a Tier 5 quantity, 2 counts of Criminal Solicitation 2nd degree, Conspiracy 2nd degree, Money Laundering, Organized Crime and Racketeering.

Luis Manzanet-Garlaza, 27, of Milford
Manufactures, delivers, PWID a controlled substance in Tier 4 quantity, Conspiracy 2nd degree and Organized Crime and Racketeering.

Sohail Zeeshan, 39, of Rehoboth Beach
Organized Crime and Racketeering, three counts of Money Laundering, two counts of Fraud and False Statement Makes and Subscribes a False Return Statement Document.

Luis Manzanet-Garlaza has ties to Milford, Northern New Jersey, Florida and Puerto Rico.

Delaware State Police are requesting any information that may lead to the location and arrest of these subjects. If anyone has any information about the location of the wanted subjects, they are asked to contact Sgt. M. Dawson at 302-752-3815. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”