Worcester County Sheriff's Office

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On May 14th, 2020, members of the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team concluded a two month investigation of Devine Jakar Lynch, Age 24, of Dagsboro, Delaware.  During this investigation, it was determined that Lynch was distributing heroin and/or a heroin fentanyl mixture throughout Northern Worcester County, Maryland and in Sussex County, Delaware. During surveillance of Lynch, Lynch was observed as a passenger in a vehicle that was subsequently stopped by members of the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team.  During the course of this traffic stop, Lynch fled on foot and was subsequently apprehended. Lynch was found to be in possession of 306 individually wrapped bags of heroin that was seized by investigators.  Lynch was charged with the following offenses and subsequently committed to the Worcester County Jail to be held without bond;

· Possession of Heroin

· Possession with the intent to distribute Heroin

· Resisting Arrest

· Obstructing and Hindering

· Fail to obey a lawful order

A subsequent search and seizure warrant was executed at a motel room that Lynch was utilizing.  As a result of this search and seizure warrant, an additional 351 individually wrapped bags of heroin were    located and seized. Additional charges are pending for Lynch as well as with additional arrests.             Investigators from the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team are familiar with Lynch as a result of a previous investigation conducted by the Criminal Enforcement Team where Lynch was charged with various drug related offenses in December of 2019, which are currently pending trial.  During the course of this investigation of Lynch, the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team was assisted by the Wicomico County Narcotics Task Force, the Delaware State Police Sussex Drug Unit, and the Ocean City Police Department.

Sheriff Matthew Crisafulli commented “I am extremely proud of our Criminal Enforcement Team and the allied agencies who assisted in this investigation. Their tireless work has helped to take a large amount of heroin out of the hands of those suffering from this addiction. These complex investigations help to keep our Worcester County residents safe.”