The Delaware State Police Kent County Drug Unit and the Delaware State Police Governor's Task Force completed a drug investigation Friday with the arrest of a Smyrna man on charges of heroin possession and firearms violations.
Tykeme T. Robinson, 21, was stopped by troopers as he was driving a 2002 Acura on northbound Route 13 near Smyrna Leipsic Road, where he was taken into custody without incident.
Robinson was linked to heroin dealing in the Smyrna area, police said.
As part of the investigation, troopers obtained a search warrant to search a room at the Relax Inn, Smyrna, where they found 62 bags of heroin totaling 1.24 grams, a digital scale used to weigh drugs, and a .45 caliber semiautomatic handgun loaded with four rounds of ammunition that was reported stolen to the Norfolk Police Department in Virginia in May 2013.
Another search warrant was used at a storage unit police say was linked to Robinson in Smyrna. In that search, police found four more firearms including a .22 caliber semiautomatic handgun with one round of ammunition, a .22 caliber revolver, a .22 caliber rifle, and a 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun with pistol grip which is considered a destructive weapon. The shotgun also had an obliterated serial number. Ammunition was also located in the storage unit.
Police said Robinson was charged with:
eight counts of possession of firearms by a person prohibited from possessing them,
possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony,
possession with intent to deliver heroin,
possession of a weapon with altered or obliterated serial number,
possessing a destructive weapon,
possession of a firearm while possessing a controlled substance,
receiving a stolen firearm,
possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited with a prior conviction of use or sale of dangerous drugs,
possession of drug paraphernalia,
driving while his license was suspended/revoked, and failure to have required vehicle insurance.
He was committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $147,000 cash bond to await a court appearance.
Troopers are continuing their investigation in this case.