Delaware drug bust nets 35 suspects

DOVER, Del. - September 22, 2010

Investigators launched "Operation Diamond Dog," targeting cocaine and marijuana in central Delaware more than 6 months ago. In addition to suspects, police say the confiscated more than $206,000 in cash, more than a pound of crack cocaine, more than 7 pounds of powdered cocaine, marijuana, heroin, ecstasy, Xanax and Vicodin pills, 13 guns, 11 vehicles and 9 dogs used for dog fights. Investigators are also looking for 5 more suspects.

During this investigation Delaware State Police identified Marquinn Bordley, Nathaniel Evans, William Loper and DeAndrea Thomas, Paul Wills, Juan Carlos Benitez and Luis A. Sanchez as "Major" cocaine and marijuana distributors.

The aforementioned distribution "Kingpins" were responsible for supplying the communities of Rodney Village-Dover, Star Hill-Camden, Meadowbrook Acres-Magnolia and Woodland Manor Mobile Home Park-Felton.

Delaware State Police further determined their extended drug distribution network included Dewayne Bordley- Latasha Bordley and Tanya Butler, Janet Earleen Bordley, Latoya Barlow, Shakesha Sullivan, Naywanna Johnson, Sharon Clay and Nicole Thomas.

This criminal nexus has been linked to the distribution of approximately 3 to 4 kilograms of cocaine and approximately 20 to 25 pounds of marijuana per month throughout Kent County Delaware. Based on figures through information obtained from informants, undercover drug purchases and drug sale trends the estimated annual potential profits for this type of distribution network would exceed $4,000.000.00 annually.

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