51-year-old Keith Handy of Selbyville, 19-year-old Jayquan Bland of Laurel, 55-year-old Herbert Griffin of Selbyville and 23-year-old Devine Lynch of Salisbury, Maryland charged

Delaware State Police have arrested four suspects following an investigation into the sale of illegal drugs in Selbyville.

The investigation began in recent weeks when members of the Sussex Governor’s Task Force received information that several subjects were loitering on a property in the 37000 block of Washington Avenue.

The property was the subject of a civil abatement in 2018 for prior drug-related crimes. As a result of that abatement process, the State of Delaware took control of the property and all occupants were removed from the residence. The residence remained boarded up with "no trespassing" signs posted.

Upon receiving information on May 13 that subjects were standing on the property and engaging in criminal activity, police responded to the area. Several subjects were observed nearby and when contacted by police, some fled on foot. 

The suspects were identified as 51-year-old Keith Handy of Selbyville, 19-year-old Jayquan Bland of Laurel, 55-year-old Herbert Griffin of Selbyville and 23-year-old Devine Lynch of Salisbury, Maryland.

Keith Handy was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, maintaining a drug property, second-degree conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $14,000 secured bond.

Jayquan Bland was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, second-degree conspiracy, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and tampering with evidence. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $11,500 secured bond.

Herbert Griffin was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, second-degree conspiracy, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $10,500 secured bond.

Devine Lynch was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, second-degree conspiracy, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $10,500 secured bond.