Two Millsboro men face drug and weapons charges May 21 after a multi-police force investigation into illegal drug distribution.
Members of the Sussex Drug Unit, Sussex Governor’s Task Force, and the Special Operations Response Team executed search warrants for the arrest of 54-year-old Darrin L. Sheppard and 49-year-old Bryan Broughton,both of Millsboro, said Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe of the Delaware State Police.
Sheppard was observed exiting his residence in the 26000 block of Portside Lane, Rehoboth Shores, Millsboro and driving off in a 2020 Jeep when police stopped him on Long Neck Road. During the stop, Jaffe said, police found drug paraphernalia and over $300 in suspected drug proceeds.He was taken into custody without incident.
Members of the Sussex GTF and SDU then went back to Sheppard’s residence and executed a pre-authorized search warrant for the residence. Inside, Jaffe said, police found:
- 20,280 bags of heroin (approximately 141.96 grams)
- One revolver handgun
- Drug Paraphernalia
Members of the SORT, Sussex GTF and SDU then went to Broughton’s residence in the 25000 block of Berry Bramble Falls, Millsboro, to execute a pre-authorized search warrant for the residence. Upon execution of this search warrant, Jaffe said, police found:
- 1 Glock 23 .40 caliber (loaded with one in chamber and seven in magazine)
- Approximately 60.25 grams of cocaine
- 342 bags of heroin (approximately 2.39 grams)
- Approximately 5.56 grams of marijuana
- A crossbow
- 25 rounds of ammunition
- Over $16,000 in suspected drug proceeds
Broughton was taken into custody at the residence without incident. Both men were charged with possession of a firearm during the commision of a felony, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in tier 3 quantity, and other drug and weapons charges. Both men were arraigned and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of cash bond. Sheppard on $65,000 and Broughton on $77,100 cash only bond.