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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Investigation Leads to Drug Arrest-Rehoboth Beach

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Rehoboth Beach– The Delaware State Police have arrested a Milton man following an investigation into the sale of illegal drugs occurring in the Rehoboth Beach area.

The Governor’s Task Force (GTF) was contacted by Probation Officers from the Georgetown Probation Office regarding 39-year-old Michael R. Henry into the sale of illegal drugs.  It was determined that Henry was utilizing a residence in the 36000 block of Palace Lane, Camelot Meadows, for the sale of large amounts of cocaine.

On February 12, 2019, Probation Officers obtained approval to conduct an administrative search on Henry’s vehicle and the above residence.  When Probation Officers arrived to search the residence, Henry was located hiding beneath a bed in a bedroom.  Henry was detained and Probation Officers conducted an administrative search of the residence and Henry’s vehicle.  As a result of their search, the following items were seized:

  • 9mm Smith & Wesson M&P 9 (reported stolen out of Troop 7)
  • 288.95 grams of cocaine
  • 404.38 grams of marijuana
  • (5) THC candy edibles
  • (10) Cannabis oil vape refills
  • (3) 300 mg marijuana candy bars
  • (6) chocolate THC spoons
  • Over $10,000 in suspected drug proceeds

Henry was taken into custody without further incident and transported back to Troop 4 where he was charged with the following:

  • Possession with Intent to deliver a controlled substance in a Tier 4 quantity
  • Possession of  a controlled substance in a Tier 5 quantity
  • Possession of a Firearm/Destructive Weapon Within 10 Years of Prior Conviction of Any Felony
  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited Prior Violent Crime or Felony
  • Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance
  • Receiving a Stolen Firearm
  • Possession of  a controlled substance in a Tier 1 quantity
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (3 counts)

Henry was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $167,600.00 cash only bond.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 021319 1118


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