Delaware State Police

Sussex County Drug Unit Arrests Five After Heroin Investigation

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier 

Harbeson – The Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit has arrested five people after the culmination of a four month long investigation into illegal drug sales from two separate residences .

On Tuesday October 4, 2016 around 7:40 a.m., the Sussex County Drug Unit with the assistance of the Sussex County Governor’s Task Force, Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team (SORT), Georgetown Police Department, and Delaware Department of Corrections – Probation and Parole, conducted two separated search warrants for residences in Harbeson and Georgetown.  In the first, which was conducted in the 25000 block of Hollis Road, Harbeson, David Ortlip, 45 of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, was taken into custody without incident.  A search of the residence and a Ford F150 pickup parked at the house revealed 497.32 grams of raw heroin, 3,679 bags (55.185 grams) of packaged heroin, 2,077.25 grams of marijuana, and .357 handgun.

At the second residence, located in the 100 block of Wingate Drive, Georgetown, Marcos W. Ortlip, 24 of that address, Guadalupe Marquez, 21 of Newark, Delaware, and Antonio Walters, 41 of Magnolia, were all taken into custody without incident.  Jaime A. Ramon, 22 of Frankford was taken into custody after he attempted to flee the house out a side door and was found to be in possession of 4 grams of marijuana.  A search of the residence revealed numerous items associated with the sales and distribution of heroin including over $21,000.00 in suspected drug proceeds.

All five subjects were transported back to Troop 4 where they were charged with the following:

Marcos Ortlip was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 5 Quantity (Heroin), Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 2 Quantity (Marijuana), Possession of a Deadly Weapon or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited, Conspiracy 2nd, and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was arraigned at JP2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $56,000.00 cash bond.

David Ortlip (Marcos’ uncle) was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 5 Quantity (Heroin), Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 2 Quantity (Marijuana), Possession of a Deadly Weapon or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited, Conspiracy 2nd, and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was arraigned at JP2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $56,000.00 cash bond.

Guadalupe Marquez was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 5 Quantity (Heroin), Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 2 Quantity (Marijuana), Possession of a Deadly Weapon or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited, Conspiracy 2nd, and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was arraigned at JP2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $53,300.00 cash bond.

Antonio Walters was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 5 Quantity (Heroin), Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 2 Quantity (Marijuana), Possession of a Deadly Weapon or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited, Conspiracy 2nd, and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was arraigned at JP2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $15,100.00 cash bond.

Jaime Ramon was charged with Resisting Arrest and Possession of Marijuana.  He was arraigned at JP2 and committed on $500.00 secured bond.

Released: 100516 1020

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