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Large amount of heroin seized in Long Neck

Delaware News Desk
Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times
Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times

Delaware State Police arrested two Millsboro men following an investigation into drug distribution. 

On Thursday, May 21, police executed search warrants at the residences of 54-year-old Darrin L. Sheppard and 49-year-old Bryan Broughton. Sheppard was seen leaving his home in the 26000 block of Portside Lane, in Rehoboth Shores mobile home park in Long Neck, and get into a 2020 Jeep. Sheppard was traveling on Long Neck Road when police conducted a traffic stop and executed a pre-authorized search warrant. Sheppard was found in possession of drug paraphernalia and over $300 in suspected drug proceeds.  He was taken into custody without incident.

A search of Sheppard's residence found 20,280 bags of heroin (approximately 141.96 grams), a revolver handgun, ammunition and drug paraphernalia. 

Sheppard was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance tier three quantity, possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited, possession of a deadly weapon by a person who also possesses controlled substance and second-degree conspiracy. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $65,000 cash-only bond.

Broughton was taken into custody at his home in the 25000 block of Berry Bramble Falls in Millsboro. A search of the residence found a Glock 23 .40 caliber (loaded with one in chamber and seven in magazine), a crossbow, 25 rounds of ammunition, 60.25 grams of cocaine, 342 bags of heroin (approximately 2.39 grams), 5.56 grams of marijuana and over $16,000 in suspected drug proceeds.

Broughton was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance tier three quantity, possession of a firearm/destructive weapon previously convicted of violent felony, possession of firearm/ammunition by person prohibited due to prior violent crime or felony, second-degree conspiracy and possession of marijuana. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $77,100 cash only bond.