Two Arrested During Drug Investigation 2-25-14

Incident #: 50-15-4738  Date/Time: February 24, 2015 at approximately 3:58PM

Location:  Dover Downs Casino Parking Lot (1131 North DuPont Highway)

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department Drug Unit and Safe Streets Unit, along with the Delaware State Police Drug Unit arrested two people in connection with an ongoing drug investigation.  Officers stopped Miranda Hart (27) in a red mini-van and detected a strong odor of marijuana coming form the vehicle.  Hart admitted to having marijuana in her possession and 6.3 grams of marijuana was found inside her waist.  A further search led to the discovery of 13 bags (.195 grams) of heroin being found in her possession as well.  While officers conducted an interview with Hart, she admitted that she was going to meet Jessie Mahoney to conduct a drug transaction.  During the stop, Mahoney approached and fled from officers on foot.  During the foot pursuit, one officer was kicked in the face by Mahoney while attempting to take Mahoney into custody.

Both suspects were arrested and charged with the following offenses:

Miranda Hart

  • Possession of Heroin
  • Possession of marijuana with aggravating factor
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Released $2,200 unsecured bond

Jessie Mahoney

  • Resisting arrest with force (felony)
  • Offensive touching of law enforcement officer
  • Released (Unknown bond info.)
Jessie Mahoney Age: 39 Address: Unit Block of Lotus Street, Smyrna, DE

Jessie Mahoney
Age: 39
Address: Unit Block of Lotus Street, Smyrna, DE

Miranda Hart Age: 27 Address: 1600 Block of South State Street, Dover, DE

Miranda Hart
Age: 27
Address: 1600 Block of South State Street, Dover, DE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press Release Issued By:
Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

 

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