(Newark, DE 19702) Over the past several months, Officers from the New Castle County Division of Police Mobile Enforcement Team (MET) were investigating drug activity that was reportedly occurring in the county involving a suspect named “Tom” selling crack-cocaine and fentanyl.
The investigation revealed that 74-year-old Thomas Hairston was conducting illicit drug sales at multiple locations along the area of route 40. The investigation ultimately led to officers conducting a search warrant at Hairston’s residence in Newark. During the search officers located 90.17 grams of crack cocaine, 5.31 grams of heroin contained in 759 separate bags, 202 Xanax pills, 21 Adderall pills, 10 Amphetamine Dextroamphetamine pills, and over $1,700.00 in suspected drug proceeds. Hairston was taken into custody without incident and transported to NCCPD headquarters.
Hairston was charged with two felony counts of manufacture/deliver/possession with intent to deliver a substance in a tier 3 quantity, two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance in a tier 3 quantity, one felony count of manufacture/deliver/possession with intent to deliver a substance in a tier 2 quantity, one felony count of possession of a controlled substance in a tier 2 quantity, five misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled counterfeit substance, and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia not related to personal use.
Hairston was arraigned by the Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to Howard R Young Correctional Institution on $126,000.00 cash bail.