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Posted on: May 29, 2015

Operation Smack Down Nets Forty-Two Suspects

An investigation into the distribution of illegal drugs and acts of violence in New Castle County led to the arrest of forty-two men and women in New Castle County.

This endeavor would not have been a success without the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Marshals Office, the Delaware State Police, the Maryland State Police, the Wilmington Police Department, and the Delaware Department of Corrections Probation, and Parole.

(New Castle County, Del.) The nine (9) month investigation, called “Operation Smack Down,” began in August of 2014 and targeted the illegal drug trafficking and acts of violence led by Adrin Smack and a crew of other men within New Castle County.

On May 28, 2015 a series of search warrants were executed by the tactical teams of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the New Castle County Police, the Delaware State Police and the Wilmington Police Department at homes located in New Castle County and the city of Wilmington.

As a result of the execution of the search warrants the following items were seized:
• 10,524 bags of heroin or approximately 157.86 grams
• 27.4 grams of marijuana
• 35.5 grams of cocaine
• $17,054 United States Currency
• 1-9mm handgun
• 1- .32 revolver
• Ammunition

This collaborative effort of officers from various law enforcement agencies as well as with the assistance of the Delaware Department of Justice resulted in over 400 counts of criminal indictments to include multiple tiers of drug distribution, weapons possession, possession of illegal drugs, conspiracy, and other related offenses.
The following list of subjects have all been arrested and charged with various offenses as a result of this investigation:

Adrin Smack
Corey Brittingham
Mik’trell Spriggs
Branden Carrigan
Kiree Wise
Bryan Shahadi
Kenneth Coleman
Charles Coleman
Kevin Coleman
Al-ghanny Price
Jesus Vasquez
Michael Dorn
Louis Visco
Tyerin Anderson
Ryan Kasees
Stefan Zyskowski
Richard Lauda
Sherry White
Daniel Haye
Aaron Alexander
Joshua Taylor
Casie Huber
Hulon Spences
Jesse Jorge
Amy Suber
Jessica Zeimer
William Roberts
Jesse Jorge
Darnell Smallwood

Arrest warrants have been obtained for the following individuals in connection with this investigation:

Javon Cannon, 26
Adam Graham, 22
Jonathan Hilbeck, 23
Tiffany Smack, 26
Marco Medina-Acosta, 21
Robin Spicer, 26
Danielle Terry, 27

Anyone with information on the location of the wanted subjects above is asked to contact the New Castle County Police Department (302) 573-2800. Citizens can visit our website at and follow the link “Crime Tips and Alerts. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department. Citizens who currently have the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit. The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.

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