Delaware State Police have arrested 35-year-old Frank Lovett of Milford, Delaware, following a narcotics investigation that began in June 2022 in the Ellendale and Greenwood areas.
During the months of June 2022 through August 2022, the Delaware State Police corroborated with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to identify several residences and properties in the Unity Lane area of Greenwood (informally known as “The Hole”) and the Metz Lane area of Ellendale that were actively involved in the distribution of narcotics. On August 31, 2022, the Delaware State Police, with assistance provided by the DEA, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Dover Police Department, and Delaware Probation & Parole, executed a series of search warrants at these locations. Lovett fled the scene when officers arrived to execute the search warrants. An arrest warrant was issued for Lovett following the incident.
At approximately 5:25 p.m. on July 15, 2023, an officer from Dagsboro Police Department observed Lovett using a hand-held cell phone while driving a motor vehicle. The officer initiated a traffic stop on Main Street in Dagsboro and discovered that Lovett had an active warrant out of Delaware State Police Troop 3. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 3, where he was charged with the following crimes:
- Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance in a Tier 3 Quantity (Felony)
- Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Felony) – 2 counts
- Possession of Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (Felony) – 2 counts
- Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony) – 2 counts
- Resisting Arrest
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Lovett was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 7 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $121,200 secured bond.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Sergeant India Sturgis
Released: 071623 1545
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