39 people arrested during Lincoln St Drug Investigation

Mark Lawrence

Mark Lawrence

Brandon Evans

Brandon Evans

Dimitri Sudler

Dimitri Sudler

Anthony "Reese" Wayman

Anthony “Reese” Wayman

Norman Watson

Norman Watson

Maurice Plummer

Maurice Plummer

Donte Fuller aka Darell Faulkner

Donte Fuller aka Darell Faulkner

Mahalon Mears

Mahalon Mears

A collaborative effort lasting nearly one year by the entire Smyrna PD has resulted in the arrest of 39 persons for charges related to an open-air style drug market and associated quality of life issues in the Lincoln Street area. Key targets involved in the sale of illegal drugs were identified and arrested.  Officers employed a zero-tolerance approach to all crimes and violations, resulting in the arrest of several more persons for less serious crimes.  During this investigation, the SPD was aided by the city of Dover Police Dept. and the Kent Co. Paramedics.  The following suspects were identified and arrested (or are being sought for arrest) in regards to the sale of illegal drugs;

Mark Lawrence, 59, Smyrna: Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in a Tier 2 quantity (cocaine and crack cocaine), Possession of a controlled substance, maintaining a drug property, 4 counts of possession of a prescription drug, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia (initially committed to D.O.C., since released pending a future court hearing)

Mahalon L. Mears, 63, Smyrna: Possession of a controlled substance in a tier 1 quantity (crack cocaine) (initially committed to D.O.C., since released pending a future court hearing)

Donte L. Fuller, 32, Smyrna: Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (crack cocaine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (released on unsecured bond pending a future court hearing)

Maurice M. Plummer, 33, Wilmington: Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (crack cocaine), tampering with physical evidence, Resisting Arrest, possession of marijuana, criminal trespassing (committed to D.O.C., later released pending a future court hearing)

Norman S. Watson, 48, Smyrna: Tampering with physical evidence, Maintaining a drug property, Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (crack cocaine) (heroin), Conspiracy 2nd degree (released pending a future court hearing)

Anthony “Reese” Wayman, 32, Smyrna: 2 counts of Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (crack cocaine), Tampering with physical evidence, 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance, 2 counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, Offensive Touching, Criminal Trespassing (committed to D.O.C. in lieu of bond)

Dimitri Sudler, 40, Felton, DE: (2) counts of delivery of a controlled substance (crack cocaine), (2) counts of possession of a controlled substance and two (2) counts of possession of drug paraphernalia (released pending a future court hearing)

Brandon Evans, 36, Smyrna: WANTED Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (crack cocaine), poss. of a controlled substance

During the investigation, Officers seized two motor vehicles, two firearms, $3,122.75 US currency, 0.294 grams of heroin, 11 grams of powder cocaine, 32.87 grams of crack-cocaine and 92.55 grams of marijuana. The SPD will continue to have a zero tolerance approach towards drug dealing and quality of life issues and encourages the public to report them immediately.

The following Suspects have warrants on file at SPD in regards to this investigation;

Robert P. Riddagh, 49, Smyrna, is wanted for criminal trespass and littering.

Gregory Pope, 34, Smyrna, is wanted for littering.

Tashay Wisher, 31, Clayton, is wanted for two (2) counts of littering and two (2) counts of criminal trespass.

Brandon Evans, 36, of Smyrna, is wanted for delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.