Damian “Dash” Legrand and Richard “Skeet” Smith arrests made Dec. 8.

Two Alder Park apartment residents have been arrested on drug charges by Delaware State Police. Division spokesman Master Cpl. Michael Austin said Damian “Dash” Legrand, 31, and Richard “Skeet” Smith, 32, were taken into custody Friday, Dec. 8 at the complex at 51 Webbs Lane.

The arrests wrapped up a two-month investigation into drug activity, Austin said.

A search turned up 33 bags of heroin, $825 in suspected drug money, an assortment of drug paraphernalia, and items confirmed as stolen property. These are related to a separate investigation by the DSP Troop 3 Criminal Investigations Unit.

During the investigation, detectives also were able to gather evidence linking Smith to a 2000 Acura RL, which was located in the apartment complex parking lot. A scan of the Acura was conducted by a Dover Police Department K-9 unit, resulted in a positive alert for narcotics. A search warrant was obtained for the vehicle, which resulted in the recovery of a Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun reported stolen in an investigation currently being conducted by the Dover Police Department, Austin said.

Legrand is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, endangering the welfare of a child and receiving stolen property under $1500.00, as well as, three counts of delivery of a controlled substance and four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was committed to the Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna, in lieu of a $42,800 secured bond.

Smith is charged with one count each of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession of ammunition by a person prohibited and receiving a stolen firearm. Smith also was committed to the Vaughn center in lieu of a $31,023 secured bond.

Austin said the investigation was conducted by members of the Kent County Drug Unit, assisted by the Kent County Governor’s Task Force, the Troop 3 Criminal Investigative Unit, and the Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team.