Two arrests made in Dover drug investigation

Delaware State News
Posted 8/13/22

DOVER - Ashmere Wright, 30, and Keith Hicks, 56, both of Dover, were arrested on Friday afternoon following a drug investigation, authorities said.

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Two arrests made in Dover drug investigation

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DOVER - Ashmere Wright, 30, and Keith Hicks, 56, both of Dover, were arrested on Friday afternoon following a drug investigation, authorities said.

According to Dover police spokesman Master Cpl. Ryan Schmid, officers obtained an investigation-related search warrant for a room at the Super Lodge belonging to Mr. Wright.

Prior to executing the search warrant, police said, Mr. Hicks was seen exiting the room and entering a vehicle. Officers attempted to stop Mr. Hicks when he fled, police said.

Officers initiated a pursuit which ended when Mr. Hicks crashed into a parked vehicle in the parking lot of Top City at 2970 N. Dupont HIghway, police said. Mr. Hicks was uninjured in the collision and was taken into custody without further incident.

According to police, Mr. Hicks was found in possession of crack cocaine at the time he was taken into custody.

Officers then executed the search warrant on Mr. Wright’s room where he was taken into custody without incident, police said. He was found in possession of a small amount of marijuana, police said.

Mr. Wright was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, second-degree conspiracy, and possession of marijuana. He was released on an own recognizance bond.

Mr. Hicks was charged with disregarding a police signal, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, second-degree conspiracy, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, and various traffic offenses. He was released on an own recognizance bond.

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