Drugs, cash, gun found in local homes


Detectives from the Delaware State Police Sussex Drug Unit, Sussex County Governor’s Task Force, Special Operations Response Team (SORT) and the Georgetown Police Department last week conducted search warrants that led to the arrest of three people in the culmination of an investigation into illegal drug sales.

Delaware State Police Public Information Officer Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said the investigation occurred over a month-long period, after it was learned that Antonio K. Jones, 37, and Darrell Dixon, 40, were allegedly conducting illegal drug sales from homes in Frankford and Georgetown.

“The two male defendants are cousins, and the investigations are related,” explained Hale.

Jones, as well as his girlfriend, Patricia Ayers, 40, were located and detained following a traffic stop on Zion Church Road near Frankford. A search warrant was then executed at their apartment on Reed Street, where 195 grams of suspected powder cocaine, 313 grams of suspected crack cocaine, more than two pounds of suspected marijuana and more than $26,000 in cash were recovered.

Jones and Ayers were both arrested and each charged with two counts of Possession of Cocaine in a Tier 5 Quantity, two counts of Possession with the Intent to Deliver Cocaine in a Tier 4 Quantity, Possession of Marijuana in a Tier 1 Quantity, Conspiracy in the Second Degree and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Jones was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution for lack of $255,400 cash bail. Ayers was committed to the Delores Baylor Correctional Institution for lack of $255,400 cash bail.

Dixon was located and detained following a traffic stop on DuPont Boulevard in Georgetown. A search of Dixon himself revealed that he was in possession of 8.2 grams of powder cocaine. A secondary search warrant was then conducted at Dixon’s residence at the Dunbarton Oaks Apartments in Georgetown. There, detectives located a 7.62 SKS semi-automatic rifle.

Darrell Dixon was arrested and charged with Possession with the Intent to Deliver Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine in a Tier 1 Quantity, and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution for lack of $31,000 cash bail.

Hale said investigation into the weapon that was seized is being conducted by the Georgetown Police Department.