Two Kent County men are in prison following a month-long probe into illegal drug sales in the area, Delaware State Police spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz said Thursday.
Jaleel D. Wayman, 19, of the 100 block of Dorman Street, Harrington and Robert Knox, 19, of the unit block of South Governors Avenue, Dover, were apprehended June 15, Bratz said.
During the investigation, law enforcement officers learned Wayman and Knox intended to make a drug deal in the parking lot of the Camden Super Walmart store, Bratz said. As detectives closed in, Wayman tried to run away, but was quickly caught.
Knox, however, allegedly tried to speed away in the pair’s vehicle, hitting another vehicle as he did so. Troopers tried to stop him, but Knox allegedly ignored several stop signs, driving onto Thomas Harmon Drive before being taken into custody.
When arrested, Knox was found to have 18 grams of MDMA, or ecstacy, in his possession, as well as 1.5 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Detectives also found more than $2,000 in cash in his vehicle, Bratz said.
Wayman is charged with possession a controlled substance, deliver of a controlled substance, two counts of drug dealing, second-degree conspiracy, resisting arrest, and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna, in lieu of an $86,000 secured bond.
Wayman also was in violation of probation, Bratz said.
Knox was charged with first-degree reckless endangering, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, disregarding a police signal, second-degree conspiracy, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving at unsafe speeds and failure to stop at a stop sign.
He was committed to the Vaughn center in lieu of a $25,600 cash bond.
Members of the Kent County Drug Unit and the Governor’s Task Force took part in the operation, Bratz said.