Two Men Arrested on Gun, Drug Charges in Wilmington

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WILMINGTON, DEWilmington Police have arrested two men on gun and drug charges following an investigation.

On October 7 at approximately 8:22 p.m. members of the Drug, Organized Crime, and Vice Division, as well as members of the Safe Streets Task Force executed a search warrant in the 800 block of West 7th Street following an investigation.  Police made contact with 27-year-old Rashadd Smith and 41-year-old William Wilson and took both into custody without incident.  Police recovered two (2) loaded 9mm handguns, a loaded 12 gauge Shotgun, and a loaded .380 caliber handgun that was reported stolen.  Police also recovered 35.6 grams of cocaine, 156 bags of heroin, 11 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, $1,147 in currency and ammunition.

Smith was charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (2 counts)
  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (2 counts)
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He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $30,000 cash-only bail.

Wilson was charged with the following offenses in addition to an outstanding capias:

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver in Tier 2 Quantity
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $33,000 secured bail.

Information is subject to change at any time. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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