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Wilmington Man Arrested for Drug and Weapons Offenses


Date Posted: Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

New Castle – The Delaware State Police Governor’s Task Force (GTF) with the assistance of officers from Probation and Parole have arrested Ronald E. Maddrey, 23, of Wilmington on multiple drug and weapons offenses.

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at approximately 10:05 p.m., Task Force members were conducting pro-active patrols in the greater New Castle area when they observed a black, Dodge Charger, displaying a fictitious Pennsylvania license plate, pull into the Wawa located at 4000 North DuPont Highway. The operator and sole occupant of the vehicle, who would later be identified as Maddrey then entered the Wawa. Upon exiting the business Maddrey returned to the vehicle at which time Task Force members identified themselves and attempted to question him about the vehicle. Upon being contacted Maddrey  fled on foot back in to the Wawa, where he was taken in to custody  after a brief struggle.

A search of Maddrey’s person produced 72 bags (.504 grams) of heroin and 3 grams of crack cocaine. A search of the Charger produced a 9 mm handgun which had been reported stolen out of the City of Wilmington.

A computer check revealed that Maddrey was wanted on 7 active capias’ in Delaware for multiple traffic offenses as well as a drug charge. It was also determined that Maddrey was a fugitive from Maryland, where he was wanted on outstanding felony firearm, drug and resisting arrest charges.

Maddrey was transported to Troop 2 where he was charged with the below offenses. He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court # 11 and then committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $97,000.00 cash bail.

  • Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony (F)
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (F)
  • Possession of Ammunition by Person Prohibited (F)
  • Possession of a Firearm while in Possession of Illegal Narcotics (F)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (F)
  • Possession of a Stolen Firearm (F)
  • Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin Tier IV (F)
  • Resisting Arrest (F)
  • Possession of Heroin (M)
  • Possession of Cocaine (M)
  • Displaying a Fictitious Registration
  • Driving Suspended
  • No Proof Insurance
  • Operate an Unregistered Motor Vehicle

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