Delaware State Police

Kent County Drug Unit Arrest Six in Heroin and Cocaine Investigation

Magnolia – The Delaware State Police Kent County Drug Unit has arrested six people after the culmination of a month long investigation into illegal drug sales from a residence.

On Thursday, September 7, 2017 members of Kent County Drug Unit, with the assistance of the Kent County Governor’s Task Force and the Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Woodville Road, Magnolia, Kent County, Delaware. SORT members contacted Dennise Neill, 23 of Viola, Eric Huffstutler, 37 of Frederica and Eric Garrison, 36 of Frederica in the area of a black Dodge Caliber which was parked in the driveway.  They were taken into custody without incident. Sonia Griffin, 52 of Magnolia was taken into custody on the back deck without incident. Frank Ramos, 56 of Magnolia was located in the area and returned him to the residence. Upon arrival, an unknown subject, later identified as Christopher L. Jones, 47 of Dover fled on foot. Troopers and a K9 unit later apprehended the suspect after locating him hiding at a nearby trailer.

A search of the vehicle revealed approximately 1.23 grams of marijuana and a crack pipe. A search of Neill revealed  over $1,400.00 in suspected drug proceeds.  A search of Huffstutler revealed four bags of heroin (.028 grams) and .93 grams of crack cocaine.  A search of Garrison initially revealed over $2,400.00 in suspected drug proceeds and 8- Oxycodone 15 mg pills.  A search of the residence revealed an additional 67 bags of heroin (.469 grams), 123.72 grams of marijuana, .14 grams of crack cocaine, 2- Suboxone 12 mg strips, digital scales, packaging materials, and a ledger.

All six subjects were transported back to Troop 3 where they were charged with the following:

Frank Ramos and Sonia Griffin were charged with Maintaining a Drug Property, three counts of Drug Dealing (heroin, crack, marijuana), Conspiracy 2nd Degree, two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Paraphernalia.  They were out on bond from previous Drug Dealing/Weapons charges stemming from a search warrant executed on August 10, 2017.  Both were arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 2 and were both issued a $37,000.00 cash bond and their bond from the previous charges were revoked.  Ramos was committed to the James T. Vaugh Correctional Center and Griffin was committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Center.

Dennise C. Neill was charged with Possession of Paraphernalia and later released.

Eric S. Huffstutler was charged with Possession of Crack, Possession of Heroin, and Possession of Paraphernalia. He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and later released on a $3,000.00 unsecured bond.

Eric V. Garrison was charged with Drug Dealing (pills) and arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2, later released on a $4,000.00 unsecured bond.

Christopher L. Jones will be charged with Felony Resisting, Tampering with Evidence, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Marijuana, Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree, and is currently wanted on a capias for Child Support. These warrants are currently pending and will be executed on Monday, September 11, 2017.  Jones was treated at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital for the dog bite.  He was arraigned by a magistrate at the hospital and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $9,000.00 cash bond for the capias.  Department of Corrections personnel responded to the hospital and took custody of Jones.

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