Three Charged with Drug and Firearm Offenses
Incident Number: 50-22-7636
Date/Time: Thursday, March 10th, 2022 at 3:32 p.m.
Location: Unit Block of North Edgehill Avenue, Dover, DE
Contact: Dover Police Department Public Information Office Sergeant Mark Hoffman Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us
The Dover Police Department arrested three subjects on drug and firearms charges on Thursday afternoon as the result of an investigation into narcotics sales. During the investigation, detectives learned that Orlando Batson was selling heroin while on Level 4 probation. Based on information collected during the investigation, officers obtained a search warrant for Batson’s residence in the Unit Block of North Edgehill Avenue. Prior to the search warrant being executed, officers contacted Batson on a traffic stop with Lateesha Barber (28) being a passenger in the vehicle. Both subjects were taken into custody without incident. Barber was found to be in possession of 67 doses of MDMA, 11.8 grams of powder MDMA, and 9.0 grams of marijuana.
While officers continued to conduct surveillance on the residence at North Edgehill Avenue, they contacted Ryshon Goode (31) in a vehicle outside of the home. Goode was in possession of 25 doses of MDMA and also taken into custody without incident.
Officers then executed the search warrant on the residence and located 203 bags of heroin belonging to Batson and a loaded 9mm handgun belonging to Ryshon Goode.
Orlando Batson was committed to SCI on a $12,100 cash bond on the following charges: -Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin -Possession of Heroin -Drug Paraphernalia -Delivery of Heroin -Violation of Probation
Lateesha Barber was committed to Baylor Women’s Correctional on a $8,100 secured bond on the following offenses: -Possession of Marijuana -Possession of MDMA (2x) -Possession with Intent to Deliver MDMA -Drug Paraphernalia
Ryshon Goode was committed to SCI on a $24,300 cash bond on the following charges: -Possession with Intent to Deliver MDMA -Possession of MDMA -Possession of a Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (2x) -Possession of Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number -Drug Paraphernalia