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Left to right: Anthony J. Favarulo, Matthew W. Williams
and Domonque L. Wesley

Contact: Sgt. John McDerby, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, 302-739-9913 or 302-354-1386, or Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902  

Six arrested on drug charges in C&D Canal Conservation Area

MIDDLETOWN (Feb. 10, 2016) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers while on patrol Feb. 8 arrested six Maryland residents for drug possession and other charges after stopping them for illegally operating a motor vehicle and motorcycles in a habitat-sensitive area of the C&D Canal Conservation Area.

Arrested were:

Matthew W. Williams, 22, of Elkton, Md., was charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin; possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; conspiracy 2nd degree; operating a motor vehicle off an established roadway on a state wildlife area; operating an off-highway vehicle without a helmet; operating an unregistered motor vehicle on a state wildlife area; damaging state property on a wildlife area and criminal impersonation. Williams was committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington in default of $54,200 secured bond.

Domonque L. Wesley, 23, of Elkton, Md., was charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin; possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; conspiracy 2nd degree; operating a motor vehicle off an established roadway on a state wildlife area; operating an off-highway vehicle without a helmet; operating an unregistered motor vehicle on a state wildlife area; damaging state property on a wildlife area and criminal impersonation. Wesley was committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington in default of $54,200 secured bond.

Anthony J. Favarulo, 24, of Chesapeake City, Md., was charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin; possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; conspiracy 2nd degree; operating a motor vehicle off an established roadway on a state wildlife area and damaging state property on a wildlife area. Favarulo was committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington in default of $53,200 secured bond.

Three 18-year-olds – Deanna Wesley, Breana Blackstone and Tamera Webster – all from Elkton, Md., also were arrested and charged with one count each of possession of marijuana. The three received fines totaling $131 each, including court costs, and were released.

“Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers routinely patrol and enforce state laws and regulations on wildlife areas throughout the state,” said Capt. Drew Aydelotte of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police. “Our officers’ vigilance in these areas goes beyond the concrete buildings and off the pavement, where many would mistakenly believe they are out-of-sight to conduct their illegal acts.”

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife recognizes and thanks the majority of anglers, hunters and boaters who comply with and support Delaware’s fishing, hunting and boating laws and regulations. Citizens are encouraged to report fish, wildlife and boating violations to the Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police by calling 302-739-4580. Wildlife violations may also be reported anonymously to Operation Game Theft by calling 800-292-3030 or online at http://de.gov/ogt.

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Vol. 46, No. 35

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2/10/2016
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