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Bridgeville Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges- Bridgeville


Date Posted: Friday, January 18th, 2019

Bridgeville- The Delaware State Police with the assistance of Probation and Parole have arrested a Bridgeville man after a curfew violation led to the discovery of drugs.

The incident occurred on January 17, 2019 at approximately 11:04 p.m. when members of the Sussex Governors Task Force and Probation and Parole responded to the 11000 block of  Evans Drive to conduct a curfew check on probationer, 36-year-old Maurice Cannon. Upon arrival, Cannon was observed sitting in a vehicle in the driveway which is a violation of his curfew.  Officers contacted Cannon in the vehicle and immediately detected a strong odor of marijuana.  Cannon was instructed to exit the vehicle and was found in possession of a large amount of U.S. currency, marijuana and a small amount of cocaine.  An administrative search was conducted and an additional amount of marijuana was located inside the vehicle.  Probation Officers then conducted an administrative search of Cannon’s residence and located 390 bags of heroin.  Cannon was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 4.

The following evidence was seized as a result of this investigation:

  • Over $3000.00 in suspected drug proceeds
  • 2.73 grams of heroin (390 bags)
  • 74.52 grams of marijuana
  • 0.33 grams of powder cocaine
  • 0.55 grams of crack cocaine

Cannon was charged with the following:

  • 3rd Offense- Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance
  • Possession of a controlled substance in a Tier 2 quantity
  • Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (3 counts)

Cannon was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $90,800.00 cash only bond.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 011819 1403

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