Three Adults and a Juvenile Arrested on Gun, Drug Charges

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WILMINGTON, DEWilmington Police have arrested three adults and a juvenile on gun and drug charges.

Authorities state that on September 16 at approximately 7:24 p.m. members of the city’s Safe Streets Task Force were in the 800 block of West 7th Street, Wilmington when they attempted to make contact with a large group of individuals.  Several subjects fled on foot including 21-year-old Nakeem Bailey and 20-year-old Jermaine Washington-Loper, both of Newark, who fled into a residence into the block.  Both Bailey and Washington-Loper were quickly taken into custody without incident.  With the assistance of the Street Crimes Unit and through further investigation, police recovered four 9mm firearms.  Three of the firearms were reported stolen.  Police also recovered 16.5 grams of cocaine, .14 grams of heroin, 84 grams of marijuana, and $669 in currency.  In connection with the investigation, police also took 28-year-old Brilena Hardwick and a 16-year-old male juvenile into custody without incident.

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

  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (2 counts)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Resisting Arrest

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $12,500 secured bail.

Washington-Loper was charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver in Tier 2 Quantity
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on $1,500 unsecured bail.

Hardwick was charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (2 counts)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
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She was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Dolores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $12,000 secured bail.

The 16-year-old male was charged with Possession of Marijuana.  He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on his own recognizance.

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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