Police, DEA, FBI conduct drug raid at The Hole in Greenwood

September 2, 2022

Six men face charges and two remain at large after a drug bust conducted Aug. 31 in a Greenwood area referred to as The Hole.

Delaware State Police with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Dover police, and officers with probation and parole executed search warrants on several properties after a two-month investigation into drug activity in the area, said Sr. Cpl. Leonard DeMalto of the Delaware State Police.

Starting in June, DeMalto said, the Delaware State Police collaborated with the DEA to identify several residences and property lots used for narcotics distribution in the Unity Lane area of Greenwood, informally known as The Hole. Police also investigated the Metz Lane area of Ellendale. On Aug. 31, police executed a series of search warrants at these locations, which resulted in the seizure of 9.261 grams of heroin, 727.49 grams of crack cocaine, 5.8 grams of powder cocaine, 1.9 pounds of marijuana, $8,700 in suspected drug proceeds, three handguns, one muzzleloader, two rifles, one of which was reported stolen out of Troop 3 in August 2022, numerous rounds of ammunition, and drug paraphernalia.

At the scene, police arrested Richard Boyd, 54, of Greenwood; Alexander Marsh, 59, of Greenwood; Robert Reed, 54, of Greenwood; and Taquen Owens, 28, of Ellendale. Boyd and Marsh were charged with multiple counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. Boyd also faces a possession of drug paraphernalia charge; Marsh also faces a charge of resisting arrest. 

Reed was charged with felony weapon violation, resisting arrest, and third-degree criminal solicitation. Owens was charged with resisting arrest, third-degree criminal solicitation, and possession of a controlled substance.

All were arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2. Boyd, Marsh and Reed were committed to Sussex Correctional Institution – Boyd in lieu of $15,500 cash bond; Marsh on $10,000 secured bond; and Reed on $8,000 secured bond.

Owens was issued a criminal summons and released from police custody.

On Sept. 1, Jermaine Boyd Jr., 31, of Dover, turned himself in to Troop 3 where he was charged with resisting arrest and third-degree criminal solicitation. He was released on his own recognizance, but then committed to SCI after a violation of probation warrant was issued.

The same day, Jermain Boyd Sr., 50, of Harrington, turned himself in to Troop 3, where he was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in a tier 3 quantity, nine counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was committed to SCI in lieu of $70,500 secured bond.

Police continue to search for Gary Williams, 32, of Ellendale, and Frank Lovett, 35, of Harrington.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of these wanted subjects is asked to contact the Kent County Drug Unit at 302-698-8452. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or




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