Month-Long Investigation Yields Drugs and Guns

New Castle County Police have arrested 25-year-old Keith Wilson, 19-year-old Jaquiere Custis, and 32-year-old Carl Lawson for drug and gun related charges following a month-long investigation in the community of Woodburne Townhomes.

(New Castle, Del. – 19720) During the month of October, 2016, Drug Control Squad (DCS) detectives began an investigation into Keith Wilson selling heroin from a residence in the unit block of Wildfire Lane.  Through the investigation, police obtained a search warrant for the residence.  Yesterday (November 21) DCS and Special Investigations Squad (SIS) detectives established surveillance on the house and took Keith Wilson into custody as he left the residence.  Detectives served the search warrant and located Jaquiere Custis in the residence.  Upon a search of the home, detectives located 1,312 bags of heroin, 9.1 grams of cocaine and two handguns- one with an extended 30-roung magazine.

Detectives also located further information linking the drug activity to a hotel room in the 200 block of Chapman Rd in Newark.  DCS and SIS established surveillance on the hotel, and observed Carl Lawson arrive and go inside.  Detectives obtained a search warrant for the hotel room and Carl Lawson’s vehicle.  Upon a search of the hotel room, detectives discovered that Carl Lawson had attempted to destroy marijuana and other evidence when police entered.  Upon a search of Carl Lawson’s vehicle, detectives located a handgun with an extended magazine.

Keith Wilson was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a controlled substance in a tier-5 quantity, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in a tier-4 quantity, four counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a weapon with an obliterated serial number, two counts of possession of a handgun while possessing a controlled substance and two counts of possession of a controlled substance in a tier-1 quantity.  He was arraigned and committed to Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $290,000 secured bail.  Wilson

Jaquiere Custis was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a controlled substance in a tier-5 quantity, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in a tier-4 quantity, possession of a weapon with an obliterated serial number, two counts of possession of a handgun while possessing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance in a tier-1 quantity and second-degree conspiracy.  He was arraigned and committed to Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $190,000 secured bail.

Carl Lawson was charged with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited due to a previous felony conviction, tampering with physical evidence, second-degree conspiracy and possession of marijuana.  He was arraigned and released after posting $7,000 secured bond.

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Keith Wilson

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Jaquiere Custis

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Carl Lawson

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Seized Heroin

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A seized firearm with extended magazine

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