The Delaware State Police have arrested three men after the culmination of a several week investigation into illegal drug sales from a Millsboro home.
Detectives from Troop 4 Property Crimes and Sussex County Governor's Task Force responded to the 31000 block of Collins Court in Atkins Acres the morning of Feb. 7, to conduct a search warrant after their investigation revealed John C. Woodward was trading stolen property in exchange for drugs out of his residence.
Information that Jason L. Davis and Eric H. Magee were staying at the residence was established; the two men had warrants out of Troop 4 for various other crimes.
The troopers took Woodward into custody in the driveway without incident. Magee was seen standing in the doorway to the residence, but quickly entered inside when he saw the troopers approach. He was taken into custody shortly thereafter in the living room.
During a search of the house, Davis was located hiding in a bedroom closet. When troopers attempted to take him into custody, he resisted by attempting to re-enter the closet before he was physically subdued. Upon searching the area of the closet, a fully loaded .44 Magnum revolver was located partially hidden under some clothes. Detectives completed the search warrant and located 456 bags of heroin weighing approximately 6.84 grams, over $500 in suspected drug proceeds, along with numerous syringes and other drug paraphernalia.
All three were transported to Troop 4 in Georgetown. Davis faces two additional charges of terroristic threatening stemming from a Jan. 5 incident in Georgetown and Magee was additionally charged with third degree conspiracy, theft, and third degree criminal trespass in connection with a Dec. 24 incident. The three subjects were arraigned at JP2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution.