32-year-old DeAngelo McGlotten ran a heroin ring

Delaware Deputy Attorneys General Rebecca Anderson and Michael Tipton have secured a guilty plea and prison sentence for the leader of a criminal organization operating in Kent and Sussex counties.

A multi-jurisdictional effort dubbed Operation “Duck Hunt” targeted 32-year-old DeAngelo McGlotten, of Millsboro, as the man leading a group of friends engaged in large-scale heroin distribution and money laundering. In January 2016, search warrants on McGlotten’s home in Bridgeville and on a vehicle led to the seizure of 42,250 bags of heroin, $7,740 cash, a stolen 9 mm handgun and a Marlin 30-30 rifle. 

The investigation into McGlotten and his organization continued with officials conducting wiretaps on phone lines belonging to McGlotten and several of his associates. As a result of the wiretaps, additional search warrants netted over $170,000 and more than a kilogram of heroin in May 2016. Numerous firearms, vehicles and properties were also seized in connection to the organization.

McGlotten pled guilty to racketeering, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited and drug dealing tier 2 heroin. A Superior Court judge immediately sentenced McGlotten, barred from having a gun because of prior felony convictions on drug and weapons charges, to 12 years in prison and then 18 months of probation.