GUNS, DRUGS & CASH
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A man whose juvenile record precludes him from possessing a firearm was charged with drug and gun offenses following a search of a Darby Township residence, according to authorities and court documents.
Arrested July 3, Tyrese D. Hines, 26, of the 5200 block of Parkside Avenue in Philadelphia, is charged with possession with the intent to manufacture or deliver; possession of a controlled substance; use or possession of drug paraphernalia; and person not to possess/use firearms. He is being held at the county prison in lieu of posting 10 percent of $100,000 bail, according to online court records.
A criminal history search on Hines revealed he was adjudicated delinquent, according to the probable cause affidavit for his arrest, authored by Patrolman Sean Johnson of the Sharon Hill Police Department, who was serving as a member of the Delaware County Narcotics Task Force at the time of Hines’ arrest. Hines was convicted of aggravated assault after a Feb. 13, 2009 arrest, which prohibits him from possessing a handgun, the affidavit states.
The home search was the result of a tip, as well as surveillance of the residence, Sharon Hill Police Chief Richard Herron Jr. said Monday.
“We were expecting to find drugs, but not the firearms and not the amount of cash that we confiscated,” Herron said, noting that more than $6,000 was seized as evidence.
It was shortly after 6 a.m. on July 3 when Johnson and members of the task force arrived at a residence in the 1000 block of Ash Road in Darby Township, armed with a search warrant. Inside the house, officers located an individual, identified as Hines, in a rear bedroom on the first floor, the affidavit states.
According to Herron, Hines was living at the Ash Road residence, based on mail that was sent to him at that address.
Hines was read his Miranda rights and afterward, the affidavit states, he reportedly offered to speak with Johnson.
Hines reportedly told the officer there was a gun in the bottom right dresser drawer in the bedroom, as well as some “crack on a plate” on top of the dresser, the affidavit states.
Members of the task force then conducted a cursory search of a dresser, where they found two handguns under the bottom right drawer – a black Smith & Wesson M&P 45 loaded with seven live rounds, and a silver Jimenez Arms .22-caliber L.R. loaded with six live rounds. On top of the dresser, they found a white substance consistence with crack cocaine on top of a plate, as well as a razor blade, a straw that was crimped on one end and cut on an angle at the other, and new and unused 1 X 1 baggies commonly used to package crack cocaine, the affidavit states.
Also during the search, investigator recovered bills in denominations from $1 to $20, under a flat screen television. A further search of the dresser revealed two silver handgun magazines for the Smith & Wesson, both containing six live rounds, plus additional packaging materials. Inside one of three small zip-lock bags was a large quantity of 1 x 1 clear bags imprinted with the image of the devil, containing crack cocaine.
Additional cash was also recovered during the search, including a large sum found in the bottom of a black trash can.
Also confiscated as a result of the search was a silver digital scale with white residue on the surface, and two Samsung smart phones.
At the conclusion of the search, according to the affidavit, Hines “stated that all the narcotics, along with the handguns found inside the residence” belonged to him.
A field test conducted on some of the recovered items yielded a positive reaction for the presence of cocaine, the affidavit states. A count of all the confiscated cash totaled $6,417.
Confiscated items “were placed in evidence, proper evidence forms were completed,” the affidavit states.
A preliminary hearing is listed for July 12 before Magisterial District Judge Walter “Sonny” Strohl whose court in Middletown is the designated court for most county drug cases. It was not immediately known Monday if Hines had retained an attorney.
TYRESE HINES This is part of the cache of guns, drugs and money seized by county detectives during a recent drug arrest.
This is part of the cache of guns, drugs and money seized by county detectives during a recent drug arrest.
Tyrese D. Hines