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Dover Post
  • Drug investigation leads to incarceration of Felton man

  • A Felton man was jailed on numerous drug and weapons charges after his arrest March 29.
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  • Troopers with the Delaware State Police Kent County Drug Unit have arrested a Felton man in the culmination of a month long investigation into the dealing of illegal drugs in Woodland Manor.
    Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary W. Fournier said a search warrant was executed March 29 at a home in the unit block of Rubeon Way, Felton. The occupant, identified as Alphonso Simmons, was taken into custody without incident.
    A search turned up a loaded .44-caliber Magnum handgun with the serial number removed; a loaded 9 mm handgun and a fully loaded .22-caliber rifle, along with ammunition for all weapons.
    The search also revealed 32 grams of crack cocaine packaged for distribution; one gram of powdered cocaine; two Hydromorphone pills; and more than $2,000 in suspected drug proceeds, Fournier said.
    Simmons was charged with three counts each of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a firearm while in the possession of drugs; possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number; and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    He was ordered held at the Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna in default of a $35,800 secured bond.
    In addition to the Kent County Drug Unit, the investigation included personnel from the Kent County Governor's Task Force and the Special Operations Response Team.

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