A two-month long investigation led to the arrests of two New Castle teens who were selling heroin and marijuana in the community of Jefferson Farms, police said.
On Sept. 20, the New Castle County Drug Control Squad executed a search warrant at the home of the 17-year-old suspect's home in New Castle's Jefferson Farms community.
After raiding the home in the unit block of South Lunenburg Drive, police seized 667 bags of heroin, 24 bags of marijuana, a loaded revolver and arrested the juvenile and his accomplice, 18-year-old Brian Selby.
Police said that the 17-year-old male and Selby were retrieving heroin from a parked car in the driveway while they were under surveillance before the search warrant was executed.
When police executed the search warrant, they found the 17-year-old in the basement of the home, where they also found 22 grams of marijuana, a digital scale and a loaded revolver.
A search of the vehicle turned up an additional 30 grams of marijuana, 15.05 grams of heroin (667 bags) and different types of ammunition.
Police had received information that there had been an increase in vehicular activity and drugs were allegedly being sold from the residence, said Cpl. John Weglarz Sr.
The 17-year-old, who police said lives at the home on South Lunenburg Drive, was arrested and charged with conspiracy, possession of heroin, possession with the intent to deliver and possession of a firearm.
He was arraigned and committed to the New Castle County Juvenile Detention Center for lack of $70,500 cash bail.
Selby, who lives in the unit block of South Independence Boulevard in the community of Jefferson Farms, was also arraigned and charged.
Selby was committed to the Howard R. Young Correction Institute after failing to post $61,000 secured bail.