Drug Task Force sweeps through Delaware County
More than two dozen drug dealers are behind bars after a sweep conducted by the L.E.A.P. (Law Enforcement Against Pushers) Drug Task Force. On Friday, July 13, in Operation Heated Streets, 27 arrest warrants were executed. Nearly every target was indicted for trafficking in drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, pharmaceuticals and heroin.
Among those arrested, Antonio Barksdale, Donald Poindexter and Darnell Reeves were indicted on multiple felony counts for trafficking cocaine. Also arrested were Brandon Lavender, Brian Scurlock, Darrell Felton, Marla Horner, Norman Williams and Tracey Long.
“Arresting drug dealers will not eliminate the problem of illegal drugs in our community, but it will go toward holding the dealers accountable. Opiate abuse continues to plague our region; our Drug Task Force is working everyday to curb the consumption and importation of these dangerous poisons, but the task is far from complete,” Delaware County Sheriff Russell Martin said.
“Friday’s roundup would not have been possible without the assistance of other offices and agencies,” Martin said, “These types of operations are only successful when there is collaboration between agencies. The assistance we received from adjoining law enforcement agencies and the Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office greatly contributed to the success of this sweep. Friday’s operation was the result of several months of hard work by all involved.”
The Delaware County L.E.A.P. Drug Task Force operates under the authority of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office. The following agencies participated in Friday’s roundup: Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, Delaware Police, Ashley Police, Sunbury Police, Westerville Police, the Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office, Delaware County Juvenile Court and Adult Court Services.
To report suspicious drug activity, call 877–412-TIPS.