Nearly 3,000 bags of heroin seized in ongoing investigation
The New Castle County Police have arrested Anthony Kelson, a 25-year old male from the 200 block of Deep Creek Terrace in Bear and Allan Stevens, a 48-year-old male from the 200 block of Smalleys Dam Road in Newark. They have been charged with drug related offenses after a lengthy drug investigation by detectives from the Drug Control Squad (DCS).
Detectives from the Drug Control Squad (DCS) began an investigation of Kelson and others approximately four months ago. The investigation revealed Kelson and his associates used multiple addresses and locations in Newark to distribute heroin. DCS obtained search warrants and executed these warrants on Thursday, Aug. 14, at a residence in the 200 block of Deep Creek Terrace, a home in the 200 block of Smalleys Dam Road and a vehicle registered to Kelson.
A search of the vehicle yielded 621 bags of heroin (9.315 grams). While a search of the residence on Smalleys Dam Road yielded a small amount of heroin, six marijuana plants growing in the yard and drug paraphernalia. Detectives then responded to the 200 block of Deep Creek Terrace where they located 2,364 bags of heroin (35.46 grams or 18 logs), and ammunition.
A total of 2,985 bags of heroin (44.775 grams) along with over $1,300 in suspected drug proceeds were recovered.
Anthony Kelson was charged with possession of ammunition by a person prohibited, possession of Tier 5 quantity of a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver (drug dealing). He was arraigned and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $130,000 cash bail.
Allan Stevens was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacturing a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. He was arraigned and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $10,400 cash bail.