Millsboro mother and son arrested on drug charges by DSP


The Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit arrested a Millsboro mother and son this week after the culmination of a several-month-long investigation into the alleged dealing of illegal drugs.

On Monday, Aug. 27, about 6:04 a.m., the Sussex County Drug Unit, with the assistance of the Sussex County Governor’s Task Force and Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team (SORT) executed a search warrant at a residence on Dogwood Lane in Stockley Woods near Millsboro.

Hasan A. Oney, 29, was taken into custody at the residence without incident, police said.

During the execution of the search warrant, detectives located a 40-caliber handgun, 433 bags of suspected heroin (10.8 grams total) packaged individually for sale, .01 gram of suspected cocaine and drug paraphernalia, as well as more than $13,000 in suspected drug proceeds.

At the time of the search, police said, there were six children — ranging from 18 months to 13 years old — residing in the home. The children were turned over to their mother and grandmother at the scene, they noted, and the Division of Family Services was also made aware of the incident.

Hasan Oney was charged with two counts of Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, two counts of Possession of a Weapon by a Person Prohibited, Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Cocaine), two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and six counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institute for lack of $53,750 cash bond.

Melissa D. Oney, who is Hasan Oney’s mother and the owner of the home, was later charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was released on a criminal summons.