Members of the drug ring could face up to 20 years in prison.

Rosegate drug group could face 20 years in prison

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Police & Fire

Seventeen Delawareans have been charged in federal and state courts for drug conspiracy  after a multi-year and multi-agency investigation. The defendants openly and brazenly trafficked large quantities of drugs and stored drugs in elderly community members’ homes and vehicles and paid them to store, package and sell drugs,  said David Weiss, U.S. attorney for the District of Delaware in a …

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Wilmington man gets 15 years behind bars for selling fake oxycodone

Charles MegginsonHeadlines, Police & Fire

A Wilmington man has been sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison for making and selling fake oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl, among other charges. According to court documents, Joseph Thomas, 29, was arrested on April 30, 2020, by state and federal law enforcement. Searches of Thomas’ home, car detailing business and a storage unit he leased revealed …

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Former GOP candidate Protack sentenced to year in jail for mailing threats

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

A former Delaware Republican candidate for governor and U.S. Senate will spend a year behind bars after pleading guilty to federal charges of mailing threats to his ex-wife’s attorney. Michael Protack, 64, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard G. Andrews on the charge of mailing threatening communications. According to court documents, Protack used …