The state police Kent County Drug Unit arrested seven Magnolia residents March 9 after a four-month investigation into crack cocaine and marijuana distribution in the area.


The state police Kent County Drug Unit arrested seven Magnolia residents March 9 after a four-month investigation into crack cocaine and marijuana distribution in the area.

The State Police Drug Unit, Kent /Sussex County Governors Task Force, Troop 3 Criminal Investigations Unit and State Police Special Operations Response Team executed search warrants at five residences located in the 300 block of Millchop Lane and the unit blocks of Lambert Drive and Bertha Drive.

Suspects taken into custody include Yaschi Seney, 24; Edward C. Lloyd Jr., 38; James R. McComsey Jr., 57; Phillip G. Nelson, 32; Bre’Monte Palmer, 19; Ronald Seney, 52; and Mary Thompson, 53.

Each was charged with various drug-related offenses ranging from possession of drug paraphernalia to possession of drugs with intent to deliver. All of the suspects were released on bonds ranging from $500 to $13,500.

Police still are searching for Antwan Seney, 25, and John K. Bennet, 50, both of Magnolia. The men are wanted for delivery of cocaine and other assorted drug offenses.

Items seized during the searches include $510 cash, 67.3 grams of marijuana, 5 Oxycodone pills, 6.7 grams of crack cocaine and assorted drug paraphernalia.

To offer information regarding this investigation, contact the Delaware State Police at 302-697-4454 ext. 220. Citizens may also provide a tip by texting keyword “DSP” plus a message to 274637 (CRIMES). Tipsters may also provide information through lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333, or submit information at www.tipsubmit.com.