(Newark, DE 19702) During the past week, members of the New Castle County Division of Police Mobile Enforcement Team received information that a black male named “B” was selling heroin laced with powdered fentanyl throughout New Castle County. 

The officers’ investigation revealed that the subject was a 33-year-old, Barry Dixon.  On April 5th, 2022 the officers came in contact with Dixon. When they identified themselves as police officers, he threw three bundles of heroin and ran. (1 bundle = 15 bags of heroin, each bag .007 grams).  He ended up running back into his residence located on the 5000 block of Rosetree Lane, in the community of Rosetree Hunt. He ultimately walked back out to the officers and surrendered.  

After Dixon was taken into custody, his girlfriend,  21-year-old Alaya Braxton of the City of Wilmington, arrived at the scene and gave the officers a false name.  The officers then discovered that she had multiple active out-of-state warrants and an outstanding warrant from the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office.

A search warrant was authored and executed for the Rosetree Lane residence.  The officers seized a handgun and a large amount of packaging material.

Dixon and Braxton were taken to police headquarters and charged. 

Dixon was charged with one count of felony Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Violent Felon), one count of Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Controlled Substance), one count of felony Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, one count of misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare of a Child, one count of misdemeanor Resisting Arrest, one count of misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and two counts of Breach of Release. He was arranged by the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas and is currently being held in lieu of $27,400 secured bail.

Braxton was charged with one count of misdemeanor Criminal Impersonation and was also arraigned by the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas.  She was held in reference to her other outstanding charges.