Delaware State Police

Joint Investigation Leads to Multiple Drug Arrests

Harrington – The Delaware State Police Kent County Drug Unit (KDU), in partnership with the Dover Police Department, Dover Drug Enforcement Agency Post (DEA), Delaware State Police Governor’s Task Force (GTF) and Harrington Police Department, have arrested a Harrington man and woman on multiple drug charges.

The joint investigation led to the discovery of illegal drug sales at a residence in Harrington.  On Thursday, November 9, 2017, Delaware State Police Kent County Drug Unit executed a search warrant at a residence on the unit block of Short Street.  Rachael Bellerby who was located in the residence was taken into custody without incident.  Her boyfriend, Christopher Hurd also a resident at the Short Street address was located by Dover DEA walking down the street, and taken into custody without incident.   A search of the residence produced 16.97 grams of  heroin/fentanyl, 5.3 grams of marijuana, and approximately $400.00 in suspected drug proceeds.

The suspects identified as 32-year-old Christopher Hurd and 24-year old Rachael Bellerby of Harrington were transported to Troop 3.  Hurd was charged with Manufacture, Delivers or Posses, with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance Tier 4. , Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 5 Quantity, Manufacture, Delivers, or Possesses with Intent to Manufacture, Deliver a Controlled Substance, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Bellerby was charged with Manufacture, Delivers or Posses, with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance Tier 4., Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 5 quantity, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Hurd was arraigned at Kent County Court of Common Pleas and committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Institution on $114,500.00 cash bond.

Bellerby was arraigned at Kent County Court of Common Pleas and released on $44,500.00 unsecured bond.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 111017 1126

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