Upper Darby mother, son arrested on drug charges

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A mother and son in Upper Darby were arrested on drug charges.

Upper Darby Police have arrested a mother and her son for allegedly selling heroin out of their home.

Police say the son sold heroin to an undercover officer and that along with other tips led officers to his house.

"We said good morning as we broke both doors down." Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said.

The Delaware County Drug Task Force found Malcom Peck and his mother, Tionne, along with 407 bags of heroin, packaging materials, cash and a gun.

"In the kitchen, we found several hundred bags of heroin already packed up and ready to go. We found an additional hundred bags in the bedroom. It's a drug dealer's paradise," Chitwood said.

Police say the 24-year-old is the mastermind of the drug operation. They say his mother, however, had to know her son was up to something.

"There's no way she did not know something was going on based on the location of the drugs in the house, and that's why she got locked up," Chitwood said.

Neighbors witnessed the moments of the weekend morning raid.

"I saw a whole lot of cops over there and they had bags coming out of the house. I didn't know what it was," neighbor Debra Ward said.

Neighbors say the Pecks recently moved to the block.

"All the drugs in that house, I'm shocked, and I got four kids over here," Ward said.

Court records reveal Malcom Peck has prior weapons and drugs charges dating back to 2011.

His mother had no prior charges until now.

But police say the drug bust is a snapshot of the area's growing heroin epidemic.

"The quicker we lock them up, the quicker someone takes their place because the demand is so significant," Chitwood said.

Both mother and son are at the county prison.

Police say in the last few weeks they've taken almost 1,000 bags of heroin off the streets.
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