Guns, Drugs and Cash Seized During Wilmington Drug Raid

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WILMINGTON, DE — Wilmington Police have arrested a wanted man on gun and drug charges following an investigation.

Authorities state that on September 15 at approximately 1:24 p.m., members of Wilmington’s Drug, Organized Crime, and Vice Division executed a search warrant in the unit block of East 24th Street.  Police took 61-year-old Wayne Reese, who had an outstanding capias, into custody without incident.  Police recovered a loaded .380 caliber handgun, a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, 71.8 grams of cocaine, 1 gram of heroin, 7 MDMA pills, 42.3 grams of marijuana, additional ammunition, $760 in currency, and drug paraphernalia.

Reese was charged with the following offenses in addition to his outstanding capias:

  • Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony (2 counts)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance in Tier 3 Quantity
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver in Tier 3 Quantity
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (2 counts)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance in Tier 2 Quantity
  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance in Tier 2 Quantity
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance in Tier 1 Quantity
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $331,000 cash-only bail.

Information is subject to change at any time as additional details may emerge. Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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