Investigation Yields Heroin Seizure- Edgemoor Gardens

New Castle County Police have arrested Cleve Wright, 37, for drug-related charges after recovering heroin during a search warrant in the community of Edgemoor Gardens.

(Wilmington, Del.- 19809) During the month of August, 2017, County Police Drug Control Squad (DCS) Detectives received information about a man selling heroin in the first block of Polk Dr.  Through the investigation, detectives were able to identify the suspect as Cleve Wright and obtain a search warrant for the residence.

DCS Detectives along with New Castle County Police Safe Streets, Mobile Enforcement Team (MET) and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) officers served the search warrant at the residence yesterday morning (Aug. 24).  Cleve Wright attempted to flee the residence on foot, but was stopped by officers and taken into custody without further incident.  Police also located two juveniles in the residence.

During a search of the residence, police located 510 bags of heroin- with an estimated street value of $1,200- as well as approximately $260.00 in suspected drug proceeds.

Cleve Wright was charged with possession of heroin in a Tier 3 quantity, possession with the intent to distribute heroin in a Tier 2 quantity, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and resisting arrest.  He was arraigned and committed to Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $10,000 cash only bail.  He was ordered to have no contact with the juveniles found in the residence.

Cleve Wright

Cleve Wright


A portion of the seized heroin