Two charged by DSP in Selbyville drug investigation


The Delaware State Police Sussex Drug Unit and Delaware State Police Governor’s Task Force on Jan. 5 concluded a month-long investigation into alleged drug distribution at a residence on Washington Avenue, near Selbyville’s Pollybranch Road area, with the arrest of two local residents.

Members of the Delaware State Police Sussex Drug Unit, Governor’s Task Force, Special Operations Response Teams and Aviation section were all utilized during the execution of the search.

According to police, when troopers arrived on the scene last week, Selbyville-area resident David Mitchell, 19, began fleeing from officers. Mitchell was apprehended a short distance away, they said, and found to possess approximately 1.2 grams of suspected crack cocaine.

Delaware State Police, as a result of their search, additionally located Sandra M. Handy, 46, inside the residence on Washington Street, where she resides. Handy was subsequently charged with Criminal Nuisance, as she is alleged to have been allowing continuous drug activity at her residence.

Delaware State Police, after searching Handy’s residence and surrounding property, seized $754 in cash, four all-terrain vehicles and a mo-ped. After performing checks on the all-terrain vehicles, police said, it was discovered that one was previously reported stolen from elsewhere in Delaware, while a second had been previously reported stolen in Maryland. The DSP was still investigating the status of the remaining vehicles this week.

Mitchell was charged with Possession With Intent to Deliver “crack” Cocaine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Resisting Arrest. He was remanded to Sussex Correctional Institute for lack of $6,500 cash bond. Handy was charged with Criminal Nuisance, a misdemeanor, and released.