New Castle County Police have arrested a man and a woman for drug and weapon related charges as a result of an investigation that began in January 2013 at a home within the community of Edgemoor Terrace near Wilmington.
During the execution of the search warrant, detectives discovered methamphetamine, marijuana, firearms and manufacturing materials in the basement of their home, County Police Cpl. John Weglarz Sr. said.
Several months ago, members from the Drug Control Squad initiated an investigation into the possible sale and manufacturing of methamphetamines in a home located in the unit block of Van Dyke Drive in the community of Edgemoor Terrace, Weglarz said. As a result of the investigation, detectives were able to obtain a search warrant and it was executed Tuesday morning.
At 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, members from the Drug Control Squad executed a search warrant at the home, Weglarz said. Just prior to the search warrant officers made contact with the female suspect, later identified as Wendy Wheeler, during a vehicle stop that was a result of an expired registration.
While inside the home, detectives located Wheeler's boyfriend, later identified as William Lewis.
During the search, detectives located methamphetamine (6.9 grams), marijuana (169 grams), plastic bags, coffee filters and a glass tray with methamphetamine residue, ingredients to cook methamphetamine, a 7.65 mm handgun, 7.22mm handgun, 6.35mm handgun, .410 gauge shotgun, and a .16 gauge shotgun, all of which were seized, Weglarz said.
Lewis, 34, and Wheeler, 50, both of whom reside in the residence on Van Dyke Drive were charged with manufactures, delivers, or possesses a controlled substance, five counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, three counts of possession of a deadly weapon (semi auto or auto) by a person prohibited, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, he said.
Lewis and Wheeler were arraigned and both failed to post a $104,500secured bail. Lewis was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institute and Wheeler was committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women's Correctional Institute.