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Dover Man Arrested on Gun and Drug Charges on Spruance Road

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Incident Number: 50-22-1772

Date/Time:  Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 at 1:17 p.m.

Location: 100 Block of Spruance Road, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us


The Dover Police Department arrested a 65-year-old male on drug and firearms charges while assisting Delaware Probation and Parole with an administrative search on Tuesday afternoon. At approximately 1:17 p.m., officers assisted Delaware Probation and Parole with the search when it was learned that Herman Hicks was in possession of a firearm and drugs. Hicks is an active parolee. During the search of Hicks home in the 100 Block of Spruance Road, officers located a loaded handgun, 65 bags of heroin, an 5.9 grams of marijuana.

Hicks was committed to SCI on a $50,150 cash bond on the following offenses:
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (3x)
-Possession of Heroin
-Possession of Marijuana

Herman Hicks

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