Dozens charged, more sought in Delaware drug bust

Authorities in Delaware announced 35 arrests in Operation "In the House."

Authorities in Delaware have arrested two dozen people and are searching for nearly a dozen more in a massive bust targeting violent criminals and drug traffickers in Kent and Sussex County.

The joint investigation between the Delaware State Police and the Delaware Department of Justice, called "Operation In the House," began in March, 2015.

PHOTOS: Suspects charged in Operation 'In the House'


It targeted violent criminals and drug traffickers in Kent and Sussex County.

Officials say members of the network were active participants in the crimes of racketeering, murder, home invasion robbery, illegal weapons possession, and the distribution of illegal narcotics.

During the investigation, authorities seized over 2 kilograms of Cocaine, 7,200 bags of Heroin, nearly 8,000 grams of marijuana, .02 grams of meth and 41 prescription pills.

Investigators also recovered over $135,000 cash, 19 firearms and 15 vehicles.

Here is a list of the suspects arrested and charged as of July 2, 2015:

Steven Kellam, 34 of Dover - 81 Charges - Murder 1st Degree, Attempted Murder 1st Degree, Racketeering, Home Invasion, Robbery 1st Degree, Attempted Robbery 1st Degree, PFDCF, PFBPP, Conspiracy 1st Degree, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, Reckless Endangering 1st Degree, Tier 4 Delivery of Narcotics, Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony. Held without bail.

Damon Bethea, 30 of Pennsauken, NJ - 22 Charges - Murder 1st Degree, Home Invasion, Robbery 1st Degree, Attempted Robbery 1st Degree, PFDCF, Conspiracy 1st Degree, Conspiracy 2nd Degree. Held without bail.

Carlton Gibbs, 40 of Millsboro - 23 Charges - Murder 1st Degree, Home Invasion, Robbery 1st Degree, Attempted Robbery 1st Degree, PFDCF, PFBPP, Conspiracy 1st Degree, Conspiracy 2nd Degree. Held without bail.

Jackson Vanvorst, 34 of Laurel- 55 Charges - Tier 5 Possession of Heroin, Tier 2 Delivery of Heroin, Tier 4 Delivery of Heroin, Tier 4 PWITD Heroin, Possession of Cocaine, Criminal Solicitation 2nd, Conspiracy 2nd, Delivery of Cocaine, PFBPP, Delivery of Heroin, Possession of Heroin.

Australia Mackey, 39 of Millsboro - 62 Charges - Tier 5 Possession of Cocaine, Tier 4 Delivery of Cocaine, Tier 4 PWITD Cocaine, Criminal Solicitation 2nd.

Tavon Biles, 32 of Rehoboth Beach - 14 charges - Tier 5 Possession of Cocaine, Tier 4 Delivery of Cocaine, Conspiracy 2nd

Zackary Bates, 31 of Smyrna - 3 Charges - Tier 5 Possession of Cocaine, Tier 4 Delivery of Cocaine, Conspiracy 2nd

Angelina Levan, 46 of Harrington - 15 Charges - Tier 5 Possession of Heroin, Tier 4 Delivery of Heroin, Conspiracy 2nd.

James Johnson, 45 of Harrington - 6 Charges - Tier 5 Possession of Heroin, Tier 4 Delivery of Heroin, Conspiracy 2nd

John E. Richardson, 30 of Georgetown - 7 Charges - Tier 5 Possession of Heroin, Tier 4 Delivery of Heroin, Tier 3 Possession of Heroin, Tier 2 Delivery of Heroin, Conspiracy 2nd, Maintaining a Drug Property

Cornell B. Smith, 31 of Millsboro - 5 Charges - Tier 5 Possession of Heroin, Tier 4 Delivery of Heroin, Delivery of Heroin, Conspiracy 2nd,

Thomas Deshields, 36 of Millsboro - 10 Charges - Tier 5 Possession of Cocaine, Tier 4 PWITD of Cocaine, Delivery of Cocaine, PWITD Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine, Conspiracy 2nd, Criminal Solicitation 2nd Degree

Jermichael Deshields, 35 of Millsboro - 11 Charges - Tier 5 Possession of Cocaine, Tier 4 PWITD Cocaine, Tier 4 Delivery of Cocaine, Conspiracy 2nd, Criminal Solicitation 2nd

Nathan Henry, 31 of Georgetown - 12 Charges - Tier 5 Possession of Cocaine, Tier 4 Delivery of Cocaine, Conspiracy 2nd , Criminal Solicitation 2nd

Leondious Gibbs, 29 of Millsboro - 6 Charges - Tier 5 Possession of Cocaine, Tier 4 PWITD of Cocaine, Tier 4 Delivery of Cocaine, PFBPP, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Aaron D. Isler, 34 of Ellendale - 8 Charges - Tier 5 Possession of Cocaine, Tier 4 Delivery of Cocaine, Conspiracy 2nd , Criminal Solicitation 2nd

Anthony Hopkins, 53 of Milton - 12 Charges - Tier 5 Possession of Cocaine, Tier 4 Delivery of Cocaine, Conspiracy 2nd , Criminal Solicitation 2nd

Corina Lloyd, 40 of Millsboro - 8 Charges - Tier 5 Possession of Cocaine, Tier 4 Delivery of Cocaine, Conspiracy 2nd , Criminal Solicitation 2nd

Myricka A. Sampson, 33 of Harbeson - 12 Charges - Tier 5 Possession of Cocaine, Tier 4 Delivery of Cocaine, Conspiracy 2nd , Criminal Solicitation 2nd

Desirae A. Hammel, 24 of Lewes - 2 Charges - Tier 4 Delivery of Cocaine, Conspiracy 2nd

Perry Butler, 51 of Greenwood - 6 Charges - Tier 4 Possession of Oxycodone, Criminal Solicitation 2nd, Conspiracy 2nd , Possession of Oxycodone

Kevin Worrell, 35 of Lewes - 4 Charges - PFBPP, Possession of Cocaine, Criminal Solicitation 2nd, Conspiracy 2nd

Daniel Godwin, 28 of Georgetown - 3 Charges - Possession of Heroin, Conspiracy 2nd, Criminal Solicitation 2nd

Angela Brown, 43 of Dover - 2 Charges - Delivery of Oxycodone, Conspiracy 2nd

Sheri Chalfant, 52 of Laurel - 2 Charges - Delivery of Heroin, Conspiracy 2nd

Domonique Johnson, 20 of Ellendale - 3 Charges - Possession of Heroin, Conspiracy 2nd, Criminal Solicitation 2nd

Arrest warrants have been obtained for the following individuals in connection with this investigation who had NOT been located as of July 2, 2015:

Rhamir D. Waples BMN 03-21-1996 - 81 Charges - Murder 1st Degree, Attempted Murder 1st Degree, Racketeering, Home Invasion, Robbery 1st Degree, Attempted Robbery 1st Degree, PFDCF, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, Reckless Endangering 1st Degree, Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony

Richard Robinson BMN 08-13-1994- 81 Charges - Murder 1st Degree, Attempted Murder 1st Degree, Racketeering, Home Invasion, Robbery 1st Degree, Attempted Robbery 1st Degree, PFDCF, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, Reckless Endangering 1st Degree, Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony

Shamir A. Stratton BMN 08-01-1990 - 22 Charges - Murder 1st Degree, Home Invasion, Robbery 1st Degree, Attempted Robbery 1st Degree, PFDCF, Conspiracy 1st Degree, Conspiracy 2nd Degree

Rachel R. Rentoul WFN 01-22-1985 - 13 Charges - Home Invasion, PFDCF, Robbery 1st Degree, Conspiracy 2nd Degree

Jacquelyn Heverin WFN 12-19-1990 - 13 Charges - Home Invasion, PFDCF, Robbery 1st Degree, Conspiracy 2nd Degree

Dean R. Zerden, 47 of Millsboro - 3 Charges - Possession of Cocaine, Criminal Solicitation 2nd, Conspiracy 2nd

Samuel J. Jones, 34 of Millsboro - 12 Charges - Tier 5 Possession of Cocaine, Tier 4 Delivery of Cocaine, Conspiracy 2nd , Criminal Solicitation 2nd

Thomas Tallent, 29 of Georgetown - 3 Charges - Possession of Heroin, Conspiracy 2nd, Criminal Solicitation 2nd
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