One person was caught with crack cocaine she had just bought

Six people have been arrested following the execution of a search warrant at a Dover home.

Dover Police Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said the incident took place at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at a home in the first block of Stoney Drive.

Dover officers and those from the Delaware Probation and Patrol unit, concluding a two-month drug investigation, arrived to find a woman, later identified as Michele Machado, leaving the home. She was taken into custody and found carrying 0.2 grams of crack cocaine she had allegedly just bought there.

Five additional people were taken into custody inside the home. Police seized 24.1 grams of crack cocaine, 16.5 grams of marijuana, four loaded handguns, multiple rounds of ammunition, and drug paraphernalia.

Machado is charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and third-degree conspiracy. She was released from custody on a $700 unsecured bond.

Hoffman identified the other individuals as Larry Harris, Katherine Howard, Lutricia Ingram, Derek Johnson and 17-year-old Dewayne Scott.

Ingram is charged with possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, endangering the welfare of a child, delivery of crack cocaine and third-degree conspiracy.

She was released from custody after posting a $71,200 secured bond.
Harris is charged with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, third-degree conspiracy, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence and violation of probation.

He was committed to the Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna, after being unable to post a $5,100 secured bond.

Johnson is charged two counts each of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited and possession of a firearm by a person prohibited (drugs), as well as single counts of endangering the welfare of a child, third-degree conspiracy, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and illegal gang participation.

He was jailed at the Vaughn Center in default of a $57,200 secured bond.

Howard is charged with possession of ammunition by a person prohibited, maintaining a drug property and third-degree conspiracy. She was released on a $4,500 unsecured bond.

Scott is charged with possession of marijuana and third-degree conspiracy; he was turned over to a parent/guardian.