Four arrested following additional complaints about illegal drug activity

DAGSBORO – The Delaware State Police Sussex County Governor’s Task Force arrested four suspects Tuesday in connection with illegal drug activity at a residence in Diamond Acres.

Hasan Oney

Keion Sturgis

This was the second drug-related arrest at that residence in several weeks.

Initial investigation began Oct. 31 after Sussex GTF received numerous complaints regarding drug activity and drug distribution occurring at a residence located on the 30000 block of Iron Branch Road, state police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

Several individuals were arrested on that date for drug dealing and weapons charges after 31 bags (0.217 grams) of heroin, 2.36 grams of cocaine, a .22 caliber rifle and ammunition were seized.

On Nov. 21 Sussex GTF responded to the same residence after receiving additional reports of drug activity continuing at the property. GTF members contacted several individuals: 34-year-old Hasan Oney of Millsboro, 21-year-old Edward Thomas of Millsboro, 26-year-old Keion Sturgis of Dagsboro and 45-year-old Lynnell Drummond of Dagsboro.

A subsequent consent search resulted in the seizure of 390 bags (2.73 grams) of heroin and over $3,000 of suspected drug proceeds.

The four suspects were transported to Troop 4.

Oney was charged with subsequent offense drug dealing heroin, bribing a witness and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arraigned and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $65,250 cash bond, Cpl. Jaffe said.

Edward Thomas

Lynnell Drummond

Thomas was charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and providing a false statement to police. He was arraigned and released on $2,500 unsecured bond.

Sturgis was charged with maintaining a drug property and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arraigned and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $3,250 cash bond.

Drummond was charged with maintaining a drug property. She was arraigned and released on $3,000 unsecured bond.

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