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1,301 Bags of Heroin/Firearm Seized During Search Warrant in Clearview Meadows 1-29-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-3437

Date/Time:  Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 at 9:25PM

Location:  200 Block of Nob Hill Road, Dover, DE (Clearview Meadows)

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


The Dover Police Department and Delaware Probation and Parole executed a search warrant at a home in the 200 Block of Nob Hill Road on Tuesday evening.  At approximately 9:25PM, officers took Shyder Davis (27) into custody as he was exiting the residence, prior to the search warrant.  During the search of the home, officers located 1,301 bags of heroin, 22.9 grams of marijuana, and  loaded 9mm handgun.  

Merrick Wright (28) was also taken into custody and found in possession of 8 doses of MDMA and also had multiple capias’ for his arrests.  

Krysta Johnson (24) was issued a civil violation for Possession of Marijuana and released.

Shyder Davis was committed to SCI on a $97,100 cash bond on the following charges:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (3x)
-Possession of Heroin
-Drug Paraphernalia

Merrick Wright was committed to SCI on a Violation of Probation and also charged with the following offenses:
-Possession of MDMA
-Drug Paraphernalia

Shyder Davis
Dover, DE
Merrick Wright
Dover, DE

Traffic Violation Leads to DUI an Firearms Charges 1-29-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-3460

Date/Time:  Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 at 2:31AM

Location:  Saulsbury Road, south of Route 8/Forrest Avenue, Dover, DE

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


A 60-year-old Dover man was charged with DUI and firearms offenses following a traffic stop on Wednesday morning.  At approximately 2:31AM, a Dover Police Officer stopped Craig Banks for a traffic violation while traveling southbound on Saulsbury Road in the area of Forrest Avenue.  During the stop, it was determined that Banks was under the influence of alcohol.  A .32 caliber handgun was found in his possession at the time of the DUI investigation.  Banks was prohibited from being in possession of a firearm due to his intoxication and previous criminal offenses.  

Banks was committed to SCI on a $21,350 secured bond on the following offenses:
-Driving Under the Influence
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Possession of Firearm While Under the Influence
-Seven Traffic Offenses

Craig Banks
Dover, DE