Heroin and cocaine seized.

An investigation into drug trafficking by the Delaware State Police and Delaware Department of Justice has concluded with the arrest or indictment of 40 individuals on over 190 criminal charges. This organization was responsible for the distribution of cocaine and heroin.

Operation “Golden Horseshoe” concluded on June 14.

Detectives were able to establish that the illegal drug trafficking organization was headed by Lamont M. Johnson, Antonio P. Holder, James J. Jones and Yusef L. Matthews, all of whom have been charged with directing a significant cocaine and heroin network in western Sussex County, primarily the Coverdale area. Sonia E. Chavez, also known as Maria Zakrociemski, was identified as organizing and distributing a significant quantity of heroin in the Oak Orchard and Long Neck areas. The operation involved the execution of search warrants at 11 different residential locations throughout Sussex County, which resulted in the arrest or indictment of 40 individuals on numerous drug and weapons offenses.

Police are looking for:

Demetrio R. Stewart, 37 of Milford: Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, Criminal Solicitation 2nd, Conspiracy 2nd Vera E. Curtis, 38 of Dagsboro: Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (two counts), Conspiracy 2nd (two counts). Sarah A. Seamen, 55 of Millsboro: Possession of a Controlled/Counterfeit Substance except Human Growth Hormone w/o prescription, Criminal Solicitation 2nd, Conspiracy 2nd. Larry C. Reich, 47 of Palmyra, Pennsylvania: Possession of a Controlled/Counterfeit Substance except Human Growth Hormone w/o prescription, Criminal Solicitation 2nd, Conspiracy 2nd. Ernest M. Lofland, 50 of Frankford: Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, Conspiracy 2nd. Brian K. Barlow, 33 of Millsboro: Possession of a Controlled/Counterfeit Substance except Human Growth Hormone w/o prescription (two counts), Criminal Solicitation 2nd (two counts), Conspiracy 2nd (two counts).

As a result of the investigation, eleven search and seizure warrants were approved by the Superior Court of Sussex County in the following locations:

11000 block of Evans Drive, Bridgeville 21000 block of Mill Park Drive, Bridgeville 20000 block of Booker T. Washington Street, Bridgeville 400 block of Elizabeth Cornish Landing, Bridgeville 30000 block of Mount Joy Road, Millsboro 26000 block of Bay Farm Road, Millsboro 30702 Sussex Highway, Relax Inn, Laurel

Seized were:

$156,124 in suspected drug proceeds 278.95 grams of powder cocaine 12.15 grams of crack cocaine 2262 bags of heroin (15.834 grams) 157.52 grams of marijuana Glock 9mm pistol Stolen property

The below subjects were linked and charged with the following crimes:

Lamont M. Johnson, 38 of Bridgeville: Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance in Tier 4 quantity; Possesses a controlled substance in a Tier 5 quantity; Conspiracy 2nd (6 counts); Money Laundering; Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (6 counts); Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance – Second Offense; Possession Drug Paraphernalia.  Committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $637,200.00 cash bond.

Antonio P. Holder, 28 of Bridgeville: Possession with intent to deliver Controlled Substance (3 cts); Conspiracy 2nd (four counts); Money Laundering; Possession Firearm by Person Prohibited; Possession with intent to deliver Controlled Substance Tier 4 quantity; Possession Controlled Substance Tier 5 quantity; Possession with intent to deliver Controlled Substance Tier 2 quantity. Committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $659,000.00 cash bond.

James Jones, 28 of Bridgeville: Possession of a Controlled Substance in Tier 5 quantity; Possession with intent to deliver Controlled Substance in Tier 4 quantity; Money Laundering (two counts); Possession with intent to deliver Controlled Substance (three counts); Conspiracy 2nd (three counts).  Committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $194,000.00 cash bond.

Yusef L. Matthews, 40 of Seaford: Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in Tier 4 quantity, Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (three counts), Possess a controlled substance in a Tier 5 quantity, Conspiracy 2nd (three counts), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (two counts), Criminal Solicitation 2nd. Committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $50,000.00 secured bond.

Sonia Chavez, AKA Maria Zakrociemski, 65 of Millsboro: Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (27cts), Conspiracy 2nd (25cts), Criminal Solicitation 2nd (6cts), Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in a Tier 2 quantity. Tampering with physical evidence, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (two counts). Committed to Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution (DJBWCI) on $242,400.00 cash bond.

Patrisha Cannon, 32 of Laurel: Possession Controlled Substance Tier 5 quantity; Possession with intent to deliver Controlled Substance Tier 4 quantity; Conspiracy 2nd; Possession Drug Paraphernalia (two counts).  Held at DJBWCI in default of $122,400 cash bond.

Donald Carey, 28 of Lincoln: Possession Controlled substance Tier 3 quantity; Possession Drug Paraphernalia (two counts); Conspiracy 2nd (three counts) Possession with intent to deliver Controlled Substance Tier 2 quantity (two counts); Criminal Solicitation 2nd.   Held at SCI in default of $85,000.00 bond.

Nyier Starks, 24 of New Castle: Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, Conspiracy 2nd. Held at Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in default of $12,000.00 cash bond.

Duayne L. Thompson, 34 of Seaford: Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, Criminal Solicitation 2nd, Conspiracy 2nd. Held at SCI in default of $15,000.00 cash bond.

Odrift M. Ulysses, 33 of Laurel: Second Offense Possession with intent to deliver a control substance (two counts), Possess a controlled substance in a Tier 1 quantity with two aggravating factors, Possession of Marijuana – Subsequent Offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (two counts), Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (two counts), Criminal Solicitation 2nd, Conspiracy 2nd, Possess/Consume Marijuana Personal Use Quantity 21 or older – Civil Violation. Held at SCI in default of $61,000.00 cash bond.

Lavocia I. Callahan, 46 of Millsboro: Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, Conspiracy 2nd. Held at SCI in default of $10,000.00 secured bond.

Pamela J. Bergman, 56 of Millsboro: Possession of a Controlled/Counterfeit Substance except Human Growth Hormone w/o prescription (two counts), Criminal Solicitation 2nd (two counts), Conspiracy 2nd (two counts). Held at Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in default of $2,500.00 secured bond.

Robert Levan, 34 of Harrington: Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (two counts), 3rd Offense - Possession with intent to deliver a control substance (two counts), Tampering with physical evidence, Conspiracy 2nd Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (three counts). Released after posting $53,000.00 secured bond.

Lexus M. Bailey, 21 of Blades: Possession with intent to deliver Controlled Substance; Conspiracy 2nd. Released on unsecured bond.

Leslie A. Johnson, 40, of Seaford: Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (5cts), Conspiracy 2nd (four counts), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (two counts). Released on unsecured bond.

Lakota S. Norwood, 24, of Harbeson: Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, Conspiracy 2nd. Released on unsecured bond.

Jose A. Serpa, 37, of Bridgeville: Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, Possession of a controlled substance in a Tier 3 quantity, Possess a controlled substance Tier 3 quantity and an aggravating factor, Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance w/ an aggravating factor, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Released on unsecured bond.

Donshell T. Weston, 32, of Seaford: Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (two counts), 3rd Offense - Possession with intent to deliver a control substance (two counts), Tampering with physical evidence, Conspiracy 2nd Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (3 cts). Released on bond.

Todd D. Culver, 49, of Greenwood: Possession of a Controlled/Counterfeit Substance except Human Growth Hormone w/o prescription w/aggravating factor, Criminal Solicitation 2nd, Conspiracy 2nd, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (two counts), Driving While Suspended, Failure to have insurance identification in possession. Released on bond.

Keith A. Dockins, 58, of Salisbury, Maryland: Possession of a Controlled/Counterfeit Substance except Human Growth Hormone w/o prescription w/aggravating factor, Criminal Solicitation 2nd, Conspiracy 2nd, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (two counts), Failure to Signal. Released on Bond.

Shaina Andell, 29, of Millsboro: Possession of a Controlled/Counterfeit Substance except Human Growth Hormone w/o prescription w/aggravating factor, Criminal Solicitation 2nd, Conspiracy 2nd. Released on unsecured bond.

James V. Bryant, 61, of Ocean View: Possession of a Controlled/Counterfeit Substance except Human Growth Hormone w/o prescription (5cts), Criminal Solicitation 2nd (5cts), Conspiracy 2nd (5cts). Released on bond.

Karin M. Flowers, 36, of Georgetown: Possession of a Controlled/Counterfeit Substance except Human Growth Hormone w/o prescription, Criminal Solicitation 2nd, Conspiracy 2nd. Released on unsecured bond.

April A. Grant, 35, of Millsboro: Possession of a Controlled/Counterfeit Substance except Human Growth Hormone w/o prescription, Criminal Solicitation 2nd, Conspiracy 2nd. Released on unsecured bond.

Keith A. Grew, 51, of Millsboro: Possession of a Controlled/Counterfeit Substance except Human Growth Hormone w/o prescription, Criminal Solicitation 2nd, Conspiracy 2nd. Released on unsecured bond.

William J. Hendrickson, 61, of Millsboro: Possession of a Controlled/Counterfeit Substance except Human Growth Hormone w/o prescription, Criminal Solicitation 2nd, Conspiracy 2nd. Released on unsecured bond.

Chad E. Hopper, 33, of Frankford: Possession of a Controlled/Counterfeit Substance except Human Growth Hormone w/o prescription, Criminal Solicitation 2nd, Conspiracy 2nd. Released on unsecured bond.

Tiffany R. Klinger, 38, of Millsboro: Possession of a Controlled/Counterfeit Substance except Human Growth Hormone w/o prescription, Criminal Solicitation 2nd, Conspiracy 2nd. Released on unsecured bond.

Colleen J. Patterson, 57, of Millsboro: Possession of a Controlled/Counterfeit Substance except Human Growth Hormone w/o prescription, Criminal Solicitation 2nd, Conspiracy 2nd. Released on unsecured bond.

David G. Richards, 48, of Rehoboth Beach: Possession of a Controlled/Counterfeit Substance except Human Growth Hormone w/o prescription, Criminal Solicitation 2nd, Conspiracy 2nd. Released on unsecured bond.

Joseph Unsworth, 43, of Millsboro: Possession of a Controlled/Counterfeit Substance except Human Growth Hormone w/o prescription, Criminal Solicitation 2nd, Conspiracy 2nd. Released on unsecured bond.

Raymond H. Willis, 46, of Millsboro: Possession of a Controlled/Counterfeit Substance except Human Growth Hormone w/o prescription, Criminal Solicitation 2nd, Conspiracy 2nd. Released on unsecured bond.

Brad A. Wilt, 35, of Millsboro: Possession of a Controlled/Counterfeit Substance except Human Growth Hormone w/o prescription, Criminal Solicitation 2nd, Conspiracy 2nd. Released on unsecured bond.

Robin A. Wriston, 52 of Rehoboth Beach: Possession of a Controlled/Counterfeit Substance except Human Growth Hormone w/o prescription, Criminal Solicitation 2nd, Conspiracy 2nd.  Released on unsecured bond.

 The Sussex County Drug Unit and the Delaware Department of Justice organized and conducted the operation with the assistance of the Sussex County Governor’s Task Force, Kent and New Castle County Drug Units, Kent and New Castle County Governor’s Task Force, the Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team, Drug Enforcement Administration, Delaware Department of Corrections, Seaford Police Department, Georgetown Police Department and Delaware Probation and Parole, along with Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey National Guard. During this operation, investigators used numerous investigative techniques to identify members involved in violent crime and the distribution of large amounts of cocaine and heroin in Sussex County.