16 accused in Delaware drug trafficking sting

 (Delaware State PD photo)

(Delaware State PD photo)

Delaware State Police say they’ve arrested 13 people after a months-long drug trafficking investigation in Kent County, but three more people are still wanted.

 

Police announced Thursday that the organization distributed more than one kilogram of cocaine in the last six months. Police charged 41-year-old Kevin McDonald of Magnolia, dubbed the organization’s ringleader, with directing a significant cocaine network, racketeering and other drug offenses.

Police say officials seized more than one kilogram of cocaine, 21 gram of heroin and 22 grams of marijuana during the investigation that involved federal and state agencies. They also seized guns, ammunition and more than $42,000 in suspected drug proceeds.

Police are still looking for three others who have been indicted.

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