Probation and Parole Search warrant reveals a loaded handgun and heroin


Delaware State Police have arrested a 27 year old Wilmington man after a search of his residence revealed a loaded handgun and heroin.

Wilmington: According to police spokesman, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale, at approximately 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, members of the Governor’s Task Force (G.T.F.) were contacted by officers from the Division of Probation and Parole to assist them with the search of a residence located in the unit block of S. Gray Avenue, Wilmington.

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Upon their arrival, unit members were informed that during an Administrative Search of the residence, which was being conducted by the Probation and Parole officers, a loaded .40 caliber handgun and 52 bags of heroin were located.

The officers then took the resident of the home, Chaz A. Smith, who is a Level II probationer, into custody without incident. Smith is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition due to a previous felony conviction.

G.T.F. members arrested Smith and transported him to Troop 2 where he was charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, Possession of Ammunition by a Person Prohibited, Possession of Heroin, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was arraigned at JP Court 20 and issued a $16,500.00 secured bail. He was then committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on an Administrative Warrant issued by the Division of Probation and Parole.

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