Wilmington Police Arrest Wanted Man on Drug Charges

Randoplh MukoroRandoplh Mukoro /Submitted Image

WILMINGTON, DE — A long-term investigation by the Wilmington Police Department has led to the arrest of a man wanted on drug charges and unrelated offenses.

The department’s Drug, Organized Crime, and Vice Division launched the investigation in early September into suspected illegal drug activity on the 3200 block of West 2nd Street.

The criminal complaint alleges that on September 11, at approximately 3:23 p.m., officers executed a vehicle stop in the area of Centre and Faulkland Roads, detaining 46-year-old Randoplh Mukoro. Mukoro, who was wanted on unrelated charges, was taken into custody without any incident.

Following Mukoro’s arrest, officers executed a search warrant at a location on the aforementioned block of West 2nd Street. The ensuing search led to the recovery of .2 grams of crack cocaine and related drug paraphernalia.

Mukoro has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, along with hindering prosecution. These charges are in addition to the active warrants already out for his arrest.

Following his arraignment in the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas, Mukoro was released on an unsecured bail of $1,400.

The authorities have not disclosed any further details about the nature of the ongoing investigation or Mukoro’s unrelated charges. As this is an ongoing case, more information is expected to be released as the investigation progresses.

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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