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Drug Investigation Leads to Arrest, Gun Seizure 6-22-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-19798

Date/Time:   Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 6:12AM

Location:  800 Block of River Road, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department arrested 38-year-old Ricky DeShields after concluding a drug investigation by executing a search warrant at his residence in the 800 Block of River Road on Tuesday morning.  During the search, officers located 2 handguns (9mm/.40 cal), 58.4 grams of marijuana, digital scales/packing materials, .9 grams of mushrooms, 2 doses of bath salts, and $4,490 in suspected drug proceeds.

DeShield was charged with the following offenses (bond not available at time of release):
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited(2x)
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession of Magic Mushrooms
-Possession of Bath Salts
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Ricky DeShields