Probation Officers Lead DSP to Large Seizure

Laurel- On July 22, 2020, while conducting a field operation Probation Officers detected evidence of possible drug manufacturing at the residence of Troy Abner, 55. Probation officers then contacted Sussex Governor’s Task Force (GTF), a joint task force of probation offices and troopers, to assist in initiating a search warrant.

GTF with the assistance of Sussex Probation and Parole and Sussex Drug Task Force (DTF) then executed a drug search warrant at Mr. Abner’s residence, located in the 6000 block of Ralphs Road, Laurel.  Upon execution of the search warrant, the following was recovered:

  • one 3’ tall potted marijuana plant,
  • Approximately 3,739.70 grams of marijuana
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • (8) firearms and several pounds of various amounts of ammunition


On 7/23/2020, Abner was arrested by Delaware State Police and charged with the following:

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (8 counts)
  • Possession With Intent To Deliver a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Controlled Substance Tier 2 Quantity
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon By Person Prohibited Who Also Possesses Controlled Substance (3 counts)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts)







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