MINQUADALE, DELAWARE (5/30/2015) More than two dozen people were arrested and others are being sought in a crackdown on illegal drug trafficking and violence, New Castle County police announced Friday.
The arrests Thursday in the county, including in Wilmington, were made by county and city police, Delaware State Police and the FBI.
The investigation, dubbed “Operation Smack Down,” began in August and focused on drug trafficking led by Adrin Smack and others in New Castle County, police said.
The U.S. Marshals Office, Maryland State Police, Delaware Department of Correction Probation and Parole officers and the Delaware Department of Justice also were involved in the nine-month investigation, which resulted in more than 400 counts in criminal indictments being issued for drug distribution, weapons possession, possession of illegal drugs, conspiracy and related offenses.
Police said they seized:
• 10,524 bags of heroin (about 158 grams)
• 27.4 grams of marijuana
• 35.5 grams of cocaine
• $17,054 cash
• A 9 mm handgun
• A .32 caliber revolver