Delaware State Police

Sussex Drug Unit Arrest Four in Illegal Narcotics Investigation

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Millsboro – The Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit has arrested four people following a month long investigation into the sale of illegal narcotics.

Detectives assigned to the Drug Unit, along with the Sussex County Governor’s Task Force and State Police Special Operations Response Team (S.O.R.T.), conducted a search warrant at a residence in the 27000 block of Sandy Drive on around 3:00 p.m., Friday April 7, 2017.  Upon the detectives arrival, Jamel S. Gibbs, 36 of the listed address, was observed running down the hallway and entered a bathroom.  He then attempted to discard numerous bags of suspected cocaine and heroin in the bathroom toilet.  Gibbs was then taken into custody without further incident.  Navonda D. Farrow, 51, Pornell R. Farrow, 54, and Krista M. Gdowik, 28, all of the listed address, were contacted in the residence and placed in custody without incident.  A 6-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl were also in the house and were turned over to family members at the scene.  Detectives located a total of 326 bags of heroin (2.282 grams), 5.61 grams of powder cocaine, 1.73 grams of marijuana, over $4,200.00 in suspected drug proceeds, as well as a 12 gauge shotgun.

All four subjects were transported back to Troop 4 where Jamel Gibbs was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Heroin), Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Cocaine) Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Resisting Arrest, two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Marijuana.  He was arraigned at JP2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $50,000.00 cash bond.

Navonda Farrow was charged with Maintaining a Drug Property and Unlawfully Dealing With a Child Where Dangerous Drugs are Present.  She was arraigned at JP2 and released on $2,000.00 unsecured bond.

Pornell Farrow was charged with Maintianing a Drug Propery and released on $2,000.00 unsecured bond.

Krista Gdowik was charged with two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawfully Dealing With a Child Where Dangerous Drugs are Present.  She was released on $300.00 unsecured bond.

(No mugshots available for Navonda and Pornell Farrow as well as Krista Gdowik)

Released: 040817 1430

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