Detectives Arrest Smyrna Man for Gun and Drug Offenses Following Search Warrant

The Delaware State Police arrested 32-year-old Eric Sartin, Jr. of Smyrna, Delaware, for gun and drug offenses following a search warrant and traffic stop in Dover.

On January 10, 2024, at approximately 1:00 a.m., members of the Kent County Governor’s Task Force executed a search warrant following a traffic stop on US Route 13 near Bally’s Casino in Dover. The search warrant was obtained following a several weeks-long drug investigation of Eric Sartin, who was suspected of distribution of narcotics. Sartin was taken into custody during the traffic stop without incident.

A search of Sartin and the vehicle led to the discovery of the following items:

  • One handgun
  • Multiple rounds of ammunition
  • Approximately 127.82 grams of methamphetamines
  • Thirteen bags of heroin
  • Approximately 3.26 grams of marijuana
  • Various drug paraphernalia to include a digital scale and distribution/packaging materials.

Sartin was transported to Troop 3, where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm by Person Prohibited who also Possesses Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Carrying a Concealed Firearm (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance, Tier 3 (Felony)
  • Possession with Intent to Deliver Controlled Substance (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Sartin was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 7 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $90,100 cash bond.

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