Operation Duck Hunt – Delaware State Police bust a heroin distribution and money laundering operation


Posted on the 18th of May 2016

Operation Duck Hunt – Delaware State Police bust a heroin distribution and money laundering operation

On Tuesday the 17th of May, after a two year investigation by various law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, DEA, U.S. Homeland Security, National Guard, Delaware Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement, the Attorney General’s Office and local police departments, Delaware State Police Division of Gaming Enforcement and the Sussex County Attorney General’s Office announced one of the largest seizures of heroin in the state’s history.

Although the investigation started off as a money laundering investigation, it soon turned into one of the biggest heroin busts in the history of the state.

On Wednesday the 11th of May, law enforcement agents executed search and seizure warrants on the following locations:

2000 block of Woodyard Road, Harrington, DE
12,000 block of Beach Highway, Greenwood, DE
16,000 block of Progress School Road, Bridgeville, DE
300 block of James Street, Georgetown, DE
400 block of Central Park Drive, Harrington, DE
400 block of South Washington Street, Milford, DE
200 block of Aspen Drive, Cheswold, DE

As a result, law enforcement agents seized;

74,425 bags of heroin or approximately 1,116 grams of heroin;
$200,000 was seized which includes cash and seized assets from numerous accounts;
Approximately $50,000 in jewelry;
3 Ruger 9mm handguns;
A Raven Arms .25mm handgun;
A M4 Carbine Rifle;
23 vehicles total value approximately $250,000;

The total number of heroin bags seized is 116,675, or approximately 1749 grams with the street value of $1,166,750.

It seems that the ill gotten money was being laundered through casinos, businesses and personal property.

Police arrested Deangelo Mcglotten, 31, and 12 other people on drug, conspiracy, racketeering and money laundering charges.

“It’s one of the largest seizures of heroin in the state’s history.” said Sgt. Richard Bratz of the Delaware State Police.

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