County Police shuts down drug operation in Alban Park

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Detectives were investigating reports of a large drug operation being run in the community.

WILMINGTON (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: New Castle County Police say they have shut down a large drug operation in the Alban Park community after a months-long drug investigation by the Operation Safe Streets Detectives.

Police Photo | Terrance Simmons

The team was investigating reports of a large drug operation being run in the community.

Yesterday (Jun 1) sufficient evidence was uncovered, and a search warrant was created and executed at the residence on the 600 block of Homestead Road., police said in a news release.

Inside this residence, police say 33-year-old Terrance Simmons and 28-year-old Stephany Pedroza were taken into custody without incident. 

Police Photo | Stephany Pedroza

While the two were being arrested, Detectives say they located  19.8 pounds of Marijuana, 51.5 grams of Psilocybin Mushrooms, and equipment to grow the Marijuana. 

Detectives also discovered and seized three handguns, two rifles, and $1,706 of US currency., the release said.

Both Simmons and Pedroza were transported to police headquarters and charged with five counts of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, one count of felony Possession with Intent to Deliver a Tier 3 Controlled Substance, one count of felony Possession of a Controlled Substance Tier 3, one count of felony Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (controlled substance), one count of felony Conspiracy 2nd, two counts of misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare of a Child, one count of misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and one count of misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription.

Both were also arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and each was held in lieu of $292, 000 secured bail.

 

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