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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Joint Investigation Leads to Recovery of Drugs – Three Subjects Charged

Date Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Newark – Based on information provided by Probation and Parole officers regarding suspected drug activity at a Newark residence, the Delaware State Police Governor’s Task Force (GTF), have arrested three subjects on drug related charges.

On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, GTF members responded to a residence in the 900 block of Greentree Road, in the development of Hillside Heights, Newark, to assist Probation and Parole officers with an administrative search.

Upon making entry, GTF members came in to contact with Taron Hair, 24, and Selena Lugo, 22, who are both residents, along with Karon Phillips, 24 of Wilmington. A subsequent search of the residence resulted in the recovery of 3,127 bags (21.889 grams) of heroin and $4,451.00 in suspected drug money.

All three subjects were charged with one count each of Possession of Heroin in a Tier V Quantity, Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin in a Tier IV Quantity, and Conspiracy 2nd Degree.

Hair was arraigned and subsequently committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $102,000.00 cash bail. Phillips was also committed to the HRYCI on $41,000.00 secured bail.

Lugo was committed to the Dolores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution, in lieu of $41,000.00 secured bail.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Governor’s Task Force, by calling 302-834-2620. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 030118 1130



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