51 arrested, 4 still wanted in large-scale drug investigation on Delmarva

Dozens were arrested and Delaware State Police are searching for others wanted in connection with a large-scale drug investigation on Delmarva.

In November 2020, Delaware State Police began a large-scale drug investigation named “Operation Dawg House.”

Operation Dawg House targeted the George Johnson Drug Trafficking Organization, where George Johnson, 40, of Bridgeville, was identified as the organization head. Johnson’s organization was targeted due to the increase of heroin overdoses and possession of heroin cases occurring in Sussex County and Worcester County, Maryland.

In Delaware, 16 overdose cases were reported, four being fatal. Additionally, two overdose deaths occurred in Worcester and Wicomico County, Maryland.

The year-long investigation involved local and state agencies in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania working together to combat the heroin and opioid drug distribution.

During the investigation, numerous members of Johnson’s organization were identified, and a hierarchy of distribution was established. In total, 55 individuals were indicted or arrested on street warrants.

Currently, 51 individuals have been arrested and four individuals are still wanted, including George Johnson.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of these wanted individuals is asked to contact Delaware State Police Troop 4 by calling 302-856-5850 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

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