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Drug Investigation Leads to Arrest of Frederica Man-Dover


Date Posted: Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Dover- The Delaware State Police have arrested a Frederica man in connection with a drug investigation.

On Monday, February 4, 2019, at approximately 3:00 p.m., the Delaware State Police Kent County Drug Unit (KDU) with the assistance of the Kent County Governor’s Task Force (GTF), and the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) concluded a drug investigation involving the distribution of crack cocaine in the matter of 44-year-old Michael Henry Jr. from Purnell Street, Frederica.

Members of the Kent County Drug Unit observed a green 2006 Chrysler 300 being operated by Henry, entering the parking lot of the Best Western Galaxy Inn located at 1700 E. Lebanon Road, Dover. Henry was known to have an active felony arrest warrant on file out of DSP Troop 3 for Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (3 counts) and also had a suspended/revoked Delaware driver’s license.

A traffic stop was initiated in the parking lot, when Henry attempted to flee on foot and was subsequently taken into custody.

Henry was found to be in possession of the following:

  • Approximately 2.08 grams of Cocaine
  • Over $1,000.00 in suspected drug proceeds

Henry was transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged with the following:

  •  Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (4 counts)
  •  Resisting Arrest
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Driving While Suspended or Revoked

Henry was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $4,501.00 secured bond.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 020519 1102

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