The Delaware State Police have arrested 62-year-old James May of Seaford, Delaware on numerous drug charges following a narcotics investigation that began in February.

On February 13, 2023, at approximately 4:00 p.m., detectives from the Sussex County Governor’s Task Force responded to Asbury Road west of Raccoon Ditch Road in Georgetown after a hunter found large bags buried in the woods that appeared to contain narcotics. Detectives walked into the wooded area, uncovered the bags, and found that they contained the following:

  • Approximately 743.49 grams (over 1.6 pounds) of cocaine
  • Approximately 6,540 baggies containing approximately 45.78 grams (over 1.6 ounces) of suspected heroin

The Sussex County Governor’s Task Force began an investigation and discovered that the drugs found off Absury Road belonged to James May. Detectives linked May to a white Cadillac Eldorado, which was seized and searched the next day. Detectives recovered the following evidence from the car:

  • Approximately 25.22 grams of cocaine
  • Approximately 6.65 grams of crack cocaine
  • Approximately 277 baggies containing approximately 1.939 grams of suspected heroin

On June 7, 2023, at approximately 4:40 p.m., detectives located May driving a silver Nissan Altima on Coastal Highway near Shady Road in Lewes. Detectives stopped the Nissan and took May into custody without incident. A search of May and his car led to the discovery of additional narcotics, including the following:

  • Approximately 1.3 grams of cocaine
  • Approximately 3.63 grams of crack cocaine
  • Approximately 52 baggies containing approximately 0.364 grams of suspected heroin
  • Over $1,600 in suspected drug dealing proceeds

May was taken to Troop 7 and charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance in a Tier 3 Quantity (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony) – 3 counts
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 1 Quantity (Felony)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – 6 counts

May was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $119,000 secured bond.