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Wilmington Man Arrested For Drug And Firearm Offenses

Incident Number: 50-22-24108

Date and Time: Friday, August 5th, 2022 at 12:15 a.m.

Location: Parking lot of Bally’s Casino, 1131 North Dupont Highway, Dover, DE

Contact: Dover Police Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid Email: ryan.schmid@cj.state.de.us

Narrative: The Dover Police Department arrested Zakeer Washington (27) on drug and gun charges early Friday morning after a drug investigation. The Dover Police Department’s Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit and Street Crimes Unit began an investigation into Washington after learning he was going to be in the parking lot of Bally’s Casino, 1131 North Dupont Highway, Dover, DE with drugs. Officers responded Bally’s and attempted to contact Washington inside of a vehicle. Washington began ramming police vehicles in an attempt to flee, however he was taken into custody shortly after without further incident. A search of Washington’s vehicle led to the discovery of 1.312 grams of heroin/fentanyl, a 9mm handgun, and $2,233 of suspected drug proceeds. It was later found that Washington was also wanted on unrelated charges by the Bridgeville Police Department.

Washington was charged with the following offenses and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $104,100 cash bail:

-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
-Possession of a Controlled Substance Tier 1 Quantity
-Resisting Arrest with force or violence
-Drug Paraphernalia

Zakeer Washington
Wilmington, Delaware

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