Delaware State Police, with the assistance of a number of law enforcement agencies throughout the state, have arrested 36 people and are looking for four more after busting a massive drug ring in Kent County.


Officers with the Delaware State Police have arrested 36 people from numerous locations in Kent County, concluding a six-month investigation that encompassed Star Hill, Rodney Village, Meadowbrook Acres and the Woodland Manor Mobile Home Park near Felton.

The operation, dubbed “Diamond Dog,” targeted a marijuana and cocaine distribution network in Kent County, said police spokesman Master Cpl. Bruce W. Harris.

State Police were able to identify and arrest key figures who distribute illegal drugs throughout the county and state, Harris said.

During this investigation Delaware State Police identified Marquinn Bordley, Nathaniel Evans, William Loper and DeAndrae Thomas, Paul Wills, Juan Carlos Benitez and Luis A. Sanchez as major cocaine and marijuana distributors.

Police further determined their extended drug distribution network included Dewayne Bordley, Latasha Bordley, Tanya Butler, Janet Earleen Bordley, Latoya Barlow, Shakesha Sullivan, Naywanna Johnson, Sharon Clay and Nicole Thomas.

This criminal nexus was linked to the distribution of approximately three to four kilograms of cocaine and approximately 20 to 25 pounds of marijuana per month throughout Kent County, Harris said. Based on figures through information obtained from informants, undercover drug purchases and drug sale trends the estimated annual potential profits for this type of distribution network would exceed $4 million annually.

On June 15 and June 16, 21 search and seizure warrants were executed in connection with this drug investigation. As a result of these search warrants at residences in Dover, Camden, Felton and Magnolia, officer seized $206,032 in United States currency, more than a pound of crack cocaine, seven pounds of powder cocaine, marijuana, heroin, Ecstasy, Xanax pills, Vicodin pills, 13 firearms, 11 cars and nine canines used for dog fighting.

Two of those arrested, Deandrae Thomas, 19, and Neal A. Barnes, 24, both of Dover, were involved in a June 15 incident in Woodside where they allegedly rammed two police cars while trying to flee from officers. Both men were shot by officers; none of the police involved were seriously injured.

Harris did not release any additional information on Thomas’ and Barnes’ whereabouts after that incident, although both had been arraigned with secured bail set at $1 million each.

Following this arrest, Thomas was charged with five counts of possession of a deadly weapon during commission of a felony, second, degree assault, three counts of first, degree reckless endangering, five counts of second, degree reckless endangering, failure to obey the command of a police officer, resisting arrest, two counts of criminal mischief, extortion, first, degree robbery, first, degree attempted murder, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, three counts of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, 13 counts of second, degree conspiracy, 15 counts of delivery of cocaine, 20 counts of maintaining a vehicle for keeping controlled substances, six counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, seven counts of trafficking in cocaine, five counts of possession with intent to deliver cocaine, eight counts of possession with intent to deliver marijuana, racketeering, eight counts of second, degree criminal solicitation and delivery of marijuana. He was ordered held at the Gander Hill Correctional Center in lieu of an $184,500 cash bond.

Barnes was charged with racketeering, possession of drug paraphernalia, 18 counts of second, degree conspiracy, four counts of maintaining a vehicle for keeping controlled substances, two counts of possession with intent to deliver marijuana, and two counts of possession with intent to deliver cocaine. He was ordered held at the Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of a $1 million cash bond.

The other persons, charges and disposition include:

Marquinn Bordley, 35, of Felton: racketeering, seven counts of trafficking cocaine, seven counts of delivery of marijuana, 21 counts of conspiracy second degree, eight counts of maintaining a vehicle for keeping controlled substances, four counts of maintaining a dwelling for keeping controlled substances, two counts of criminal solicitation second degree, five counts of delivery of cocaine, three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of possession with intent to deliver marijuana, and resisting arrest. Held at VCC on $1 million cash bond.
Nathaniel D. Evans, 34, of Dover: trafficking cocaine and conspiracy second degree. Held at VCC on $1 million cash bond.
William A. Loper, 38, of Felton: racketeering, seven counts of trafficking cocaine, seven counts of delivery of marijuana, 18 counts of conspiracy second degree, 11 counts of maintaining a vehicle for keeping controlled substances, two counts of possession with intent to deliver marijuana and resisting arrest. Held at VCC on $1 million cash bond.
Juan C. Benitez, 28, of Wilmington: two counts of trafficking cocaine, two counts of possession with intent to deliver cocaine, two counts of conspiracy second degree, two counts of maintaining a vehicle for keeping controlled substances, three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Held at VCC on $515,000 cash bond.
Luis A. Sanchez, 46, of Hazelton, Pa.: trafficking cocaine, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, conspiracy second degree, maintaining a vehicle for keeping controlled substances, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal impersonation. Held at the Howard R. Young Correctional Institute on $2,177,250 cash bond.
Latoya Barlow, 22, of Magnolia: racketeering, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, conspiracy second degree and trafficking cocaine. Released after posting $25,000 secured bond.
Shakesha Sullivan, 29, Dover: racketeering, conspiracy second degree and trafficking cocaine. Released after posting $20,500 secured bond.
Earleen Bordley, 60, of Felton: racketeering, conspiracy second degree, and trafficking cocaine. Remanded to Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institute in lieu of a $61,000 secured bond.
Rakeem I. Peace, 20, of Dover: racketeering, two counts of conspiracy second degree, robbery first degree and trafficking cocaine. Sent to VCC in lieu of a $90,000 cash bond.
Robert L. Harris, 30, of Camden: maintaining a dwelling for keeping controlled substances, possession of marijuana, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jailed at VCC in lieu of $14,500 secured bond.
Richard Humphrey, 52, of Felton: racketeering, attempted murder first degree, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, three counts of possession of firearm by a person prohibited, conspiracy second degree, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a dwelling for keeping controlled substances and possession of crack cocaine. Jailed at VCC in lieu of $20,000 cash bond.
Lacurtis Scott, 40, of Wyoming: two counts of criminal solicitation. Held at VCC in lieu of $20,000 secured bond.
Nichole Thomas, 34, of Dover: racketeering, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of heroin and maintaining a dwelling for keeping controlled substances. Held at Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institute in lieu of $10,200 cash bond.
Shaquille Thomas, 18, of Dover: possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a dwelling for keeping controlled substances, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, two counts of trafficking cocaine, two counts of conspiracy second degree, two counts of possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine, two counts of maintaining a vehicle for keeping controlled substances and criminal solicitation second degree. Held at VCC in lieu of $40,000 cash bond.
Tremayne Thomas, 29, of Dover: possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a dwelling for keeping controlled substances and possession of marijuana. Held at VCC in lieu of $12,000 secured bond.
Roland Patterson, 34, of Dover: two counts of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited; bond information not provided.
Lawrence J. King, 38, of Dover: trafficking cocaine, possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine, conspiracy second degree and maintaining a vehicle for keeping controlled substances. Held at VCC in lieu of $55,000 cash bond.
William Sells, 53, of Woodside, racketeering. Held at VCC in lieu of $10,000 cash bond.
Christian J. Payton, 25, of Dover: possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Held at VCC in lieu of a $200 secured bond.
William Preston, 23, of Dover: racketeering. Held at VCC in lieu of $10,000 cash bond.
Randall Guinn, 27, of Dover: trafficking cocaine, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, criminal solicitation second degree, conspiracy second degree and maintaining a vehicle for keeping controlled substances. Held at VCC in lieu of $50,000 cash bond.
John D. Rollins, 61, of Felton: racketeering, trafficking cocaine, conspiracy second degree, four counts of maintaining a dwelling for keeping controlled substances. Held at VCC in lieu of $12,000 secured bond.
Jack G. Clay III, 26, of Dover: racketeering, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession with intent to deliver marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal solicitation second degree. Held at VCC in lieu of $44,000 secured bond.
Kyle E. Scott, 22, of Dover: racketeering, conspiracy second degree, possession of drug paraphernalia and delivery of crack cocaine. Released after posting $6,000 secured bond.
Tanya L. Butler, 33, of Magnolia; racketeering, maintaining a dwelling for keeping controlled substances and possession of marijuana. Held at the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institute in lieu of $6,000 cash bond.
Manfredis Argueta, Lopez, 23, of Camden: trafficking cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine, criminal solicitation second degree, conspiracy second degree and maintaining a vehicle for keeping controlled substances. Held at VCC in lieu of $54,000 secured bond.
Nawaynna Johnson, 28, of Felton: racketeering and maintaining a dwelling for keeping controlled substances. Held at WCI in lieu of $6,000 cash bond.
Latasha Bordley, 38, of Magnolia: racketeering, maintaining a dwelling for keeping controlled substances, conspiracy second degree, possession of drug paraphernalia and trafficking cocaine. Held at WCI in lieu of $37,100 cash bond.
Leroy D. Clark, 29, of Hartly: possession of a schedule IV narcotic controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. No bond information provided.
Jacqueline Guerra, 40, of New Castle: delivery of marijuana, maintaining a vehicle for keeping controlled substances, conspiracy second degree. Held at WCI in lieu of $5,000 secured bond.
Darin Johnson, 45, of Marydel: two counts of criminal solicitation second degree. No bond information provided.
Daniel P. Rusanowsky, 53, of Camden: possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of cocaine and maintaining a dwelling for keeping controlled substances. No bond information provided.
Lazaro Guerra, 52, of New Castle: two counts of delivery of marijuana, maintaining a vehicle for keeping controlled substances and second-degree conspiracy. No bond information provided.
Sharon Clay, 24, of Wilmington: racketeering, delivery of marijuana, trafficking cocaine and two counts of second-degree conspiracy. Clay surrendered Sept. 20 and was jailed in default of a $43,000 secured bond.

Police still are looking for Karen E. Sebastian, 45, of Flagstick Lane, Magnolia; David R. Vilone, 21, of Harrington, DeWayne Bordley, 27, of Felton; and Paul Wills, 42, of Wilmington.

Anyone with information as to their whereabouts is asked to call Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333, or report online at www.tipsubmit.com.

All callers may remain anonymous.

The effort was spearheaded by the Kent County Drug Task Force/Governors Task Force, with assistance from:
Drug Enforcement Administration
Delaware State Police (Troop 3 Criminal Investigative Unit, Electronic Surveillance Unit, Delaware Information and Analysis Center, Special Operations Response Team, Sussex County Drug Task Force/ Sussex County Governors Task Force, New Castle County Drug Task Force, New Castle County Governors Task Force)
Dover Police Department (Drug Unit, Special Operations Response Team, Safe Streets)
Camden Police Department
Georgetown Police Department
Delaware Department of Correction
Office of Probation and Parole
Kent County District Attorney General’s Office
And more than 100 law enforcement personnel utilized over a span of six months.