Delaware State Police have arrested two Millsboro men in connection with drug distribution across Sussex County.
On Thursday, May 21, the Delaware State Police Sussex Drug Unit executed a search warrant at both of the suspects residences. At the two residences, Troopers found over 20,000 bags of heroin, several weapons including a handgun and a crossbow and over $16,000 in suspected drug proceeds.
54-year-old Darrin L. Sheppard was charged with two counts of firearm possession during the commission of a felony, possession with intent to deliver a tier 3 controlled substance, possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person, possession of a deadly weapon by a person who also possesses a controlled substance and second degree conspiracy. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $65,000 cash only bond.
49-year-old Bryan Broughton was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, 2 counts of possession with intent to deliver a tier 3 controlled substance, possession of a firearm/destruction weapon if previously convicted of a violent felony, possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited prior violent crime or felony, second degree conspiracy and possession of marijuana. Broughton was arraigned and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $77,100 cash only bond.