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Drug Investigation Results in Multiple Arrests- Kent County


Date Posted: Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Kent County, DE- Delaware State Police arrested Jaquell McDonald, 25, of Dover, Shakiel Carter, 27, of Dover,  Jahida Evans, 20, of Frederica, and Matthew Brown, 22, of Frederica, on multiple drug and criminal charges after troopers concluded a multiple week drug investigation.

On September 21, 2021, as a result of the investigation, search warrants were executed on two residents, one motel room and two vehicles. Troopers located Jaquell McDonald operating a 2012 Ford Fusion in the area of Lady Court, Dover. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and McDonald was taken into custody without incident. Troopers discovered McDonald threw approximately 28.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine out his driver side window prior to being contacted. McDonald was transported to Delaware State Police Troop 3. A search of the Fusion resulted in $2,542.00 in suspected drug proceeds being located inside.

Troopers then responded to a residence on Lady Court and executed a search warrant resulting in the recovery of approximately 104.75 grams of crystal methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Shakiel Carter was taken into custody at the residence without incident and transported to Delaware State Police Troop 3.

A search warrant was also conducted at a residence in the 100 block of Maple Drive, Frederica. A search of the residence resulted in the recovery of several rounds of ammunition, an extended magazine, a 9mm handgun, drug paraphernalia, an ounce of marijuana, and approximately $1,598.00 in suspected drug proceeds. Jahida Evans and Matthew Brown were located at the residence, taken into custody without incident, and transported to Delaware State Police Troop 3.

A search warrant executed at a room in Poynter’s Motel located at 12338 S. DuPont Hwy, Felton, did not result in the recovery of any illicit contraband. No charges were filed as a result of the search on Poynter’s Motel.

Finally, troopers responded to a residence on Glenn Street in Dover Air Park and executed a vehicle search warrant on a gray Ford Fusion belonging to Jaquell McDonald. A search of the Ford resulted in the recovery of 1.8 pounds of marijuana.

 

                Jaquell McDonald

  • Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance Tier 3 Quantity (Felony)
  • Possession of Controlled Substance Tier 3 Quantity (Felony)
  • Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Possession of Controlled Substance Tier 1 Quantity (Felony)
  • Tampering with Physical Evidence (Felony)
  • Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)
  • Two Counts- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

McDonald was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #7 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $136,200.00 cash bond.

 

                                Shakiel Carter

  • Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance Tier 3 Quantity (Felony)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance Tier 3 Quantity (Felony)
  • Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Carter was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #7 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $40,600 cash bond.

 

                                Jahida Evans

  • Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Evans was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #7 and released on her own recognizance.

 

                             Matthew Brown

  • Possession of Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)
  • Criminal Impersonation
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Brown was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #7 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $23,100.00 cash bond.

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