Delaware man arrested with crack, guns

Delaware State Police on Friday arrested a Felton man and seized a small arsenal in what investigators said was the culmination of a month long probe into alleged drug dealing at the Woodland Manor public housing complex in Kent County.

A coalition of task forces shortly before 6 a.m. served a search warrant at a home on the unit block of Rubeon May Drive.

Investigators said they found inside several different types of ammunition and three loaded firearms – a .44 caliber Magnum handgun with the serial number filed off, a 9mm handgun and a .22 caliber rifle.

Detectives also recovered 32 grams of crack cocaine packaged for distribution, a gram of powdered cocaine, two hydromorphone pills – a powerful painkiller often manufactured under the brand name Dilaudid – and over $2,000.00 in suspected drug proceeds, according to police.

Investigators said occupant Alphonso Simmons, 53, was arrested without incident.

He was arraigned and is charged with felony firearm and controlled substance offenses, along with drug paraphernalia possession.

Police said Simmons is jailed at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of $35,800 secured bond.


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