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Laurel- The Delaware State Police have arrested two suspects in connection with the distribution of illegal drugs. A third suspect, 50-year-old Garry S. Spicer (no photo available) remains at large.
On December 3, 2019, members of the Sussex Drug Unit (SDU) concluded a one month drug investigation into the matter of 31-year-old Rickey A. Hawkins Jr. of Laurel, DE. With the assistance of the Governor’s Task Force (GTF) and members of Troop 5, a lawful search and seizure warrant was executed at Hawkins’s residence located in the 28000 block of Seaford Road, Laurel. Hawkins was observed leaving his residence before traveling to the Dollar General in Blades, DE. GTF units contacted Hawkins at this location and took him into custody without incident. A 5-year-old juvenile was also a present in the vehicle.
Upon execution of the search warrant at the residence. Hawkins’ mother, 53-year-old Kathy M. Spicer was located inside and taken into custody without incident.
The following was seized from the residence:
Both suspects were transported back to Troop 4 where they were charged with the following:
Rickey A. Hawkins Jr.:
Rickey Hawkins was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $37100.00 cash only bond.
Kathy Hawkins was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on $3600.00 unsecured bond.
Troopers have been unable to locate the third resident, Garry S. Spicer who has active warrants for the following:
Anyone with information regarding Gary Spicer’s whereabouts are asked to contact Troop 4 at 302-856-5850 or by calling 911. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe
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