Police say Bridgeville crack dealer violated probation, found with heroin, crack, drug sale proceeds

Bridgeville, DE Delaware State Police arrested 42-year-old Jerome W. Charleston of Bridgeville on drug charges and Violation of Probation on Tuesday afternoon following a criminal investigation.

On January 12, 2021, at approximately 1:10 p.m., members of the Delaware State Police Governors Task Force and Probation and Parole responded to a residence in the 11000 block of Evans Drive for a criminal investigation. Upon arrival, they contacted the sole resident, Jerome W. Charleston. Through the investigation the following items were located:

  • Approximately 6.279 grams of heroin
  • Approximately 7.5 grams of crack cocaine
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Approximately $3,941.00 in suspected drug proceeds

Charleston was taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 5 where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance- Tier 3 Quantity (Felony)
  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance- Tier 1 Quantity (Felony)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts)

He was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $32,000.00 secured bond.