Dover police arrest nine, seize drugs and guns while executing search warrants

Isabel Hughes - Delaware Online

Dover police arrested nine people and seized guns and drugs Friday afternoon while executing search warrants at two South New Street homes, the department said Monday.

The warrants came as part of an investigation into drugs at the homes, police said. They were executed less than two weeks after two men were shot in the 100 block of S. New St.

At the first home, police arrested 52-year-old Joseph Brown and 21-year-old John Baker. Brown had a gram of heroin, 2.5 grams of crack cocaine, two oxycodone pills, packaging materials and $635 in cash on him, police said.

Baker was arrested for a probation violation warrant.

At the second home, police found 250 grams of marijuana, two .40-caliber handguns, digital scales and drug packaging materials.

There, they arrested: 24-year-old Kinon Teat Jr., 28-year-old Jazzman Bolden, 26-year-old Derrick Wilcox III, 24-year-old Terry Bolden Jr., 24-year-old Jeremiah Hampton, 21-year-old Tazz Bogle and Derek Johnson Jr.

The arrests came a week after Delaware State Police led a multi-agency sting in Dover's Capitol Park neighborhood.

During that operation, police recovered drugs and guns, though said they made no arrests. That sting was coordinated in connection with a spate of shootings that have occurred over the last several weeks.

Four people have been shot so far this year in Dover, according to Delaware Online/The News Journal's shooting database. One of them, 15-year-old Kainami Grant, died.

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